ISLAMIC POINTS OF INTEREST
The Moors conquered Barcelona in 717, bringing their Islamic religion and culture with them. However they only remained in power for just 80 years, there are almost no Moorish remains in Barcelona today.
Appreciate the architecture of the cloisters with an Islamic influence in the little church of Sant Pau del Camp, which is Barcelona’s oldest church,
Discover “The Alhambra Building” as it has come to be known, inspired by/replicated after one of the most famous buildings in Spain: The Alhambra Palace, Granada. The Alhambra Building, is still a bit of a secret among both the locals and visitors to Barcelona today. Located in the Sarria – Sant Gervais area of Barcelona, its Moorish style architecture designed by architect Domenec Balet i Nadal in 1875 and was later restored in 1920 by architect Albert Cristo. Please note, you can not formally visit the building as it is a private building of homes, but it’s an impressive sight to see from outside the facade.
Barcelona is a major port and the second largest city in Spain and the capital and the largest city of the autonomous area of Catalonia, situated in the north east of Spain. Catalonia is where the main Muslim population inhabits. In Barcelona, the popular muslim populated districts are: Ciutat Vella, Sants – Montjuic and Sant Marti.
Visit: Catalan Islamic Cultural Centre, Carrer de Rafael Capdevila, 1-3, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
ANDALUCIA TRAVEL GUIDE
- Location: Barcelona is a major port, second largest city in Spain, and the capital and the largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia. The city is located in northeast of Spain on the Mediterranean coast
- Province: Eastern Spain
- Nearest Airport: Barcelona (BCN)
- Distance to Barcelona City: 9.2 miles
- Driving Time to Barcelona City: 19 minutes (aprox’)