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Much has been said and written about medieval Spain as a paradigm of tolerance in which three cultures coexisted harmoniously: Muslim, Christian and Jewish. However, it is more correct to speak of a peaceful coexistence or coexistence that had its pluses and minuses depending on the time. It must be taken into account that, as the Middle Ages progress, the Christian culture becomes the dominant one and that the other two remain subservient to it.
Did the 3 Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures coexist? Myth or reality?
The kingdom of Granada, like the rest of the Hispanic territory, was a witness and actor of this mixture, of its wealth, of its cultural contributions and also of other less peaceful episodes.
On our guided tour we will get to know and talk about the most significant neighborhoods where the Christian, Jewish and Muslim imprint has endured through the centuries, in the streets of the The Jewish Quarter: El Realejo, the Christian Quarter: The center of Granada and everything that built after the 16th century,The Muslim quarter: part of the new city and the Albaycin, the most emblematic Hispanic-Muslim quarter of Granada.
We will understand the vestiges of the Jewish presence, the Arab buildings, their function and the transformation after the arrival of the Catholic Monarchs up to the present day, we will visit such interesting monuments as the Casa de los Tiros, the Corral del Carbón, La Madraza. You will enjoy curious facts about the Inquisition and the Christian conquest..
We will rest under pomegranate trees, palm trees, apple trees, in the shade of anything beautiful and leafy, and we will walk among vineyards, enjoying the splendid faces that we will see, in a lofty palace, made of noble stones. – Solomon Ibn Gabirol – There was a time, almost a thousand years ago, when Jews, Christians and Muslims shared the same territory in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula and flourished together.
Europe experienced one of the longest periods of cultural splendor. For more than three hundred years, in Medieval Spain, Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together and prospered, thus emerging a multicultural civilization. Great personalities from different religious denominations made contributions in areas such as poetry, art, architecture, cooking, music, science, agriculture, navigation, and even hydraulic technology. This rich and complex culture reached its peak in the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages.
However, the desire for expansion and conquest of territories, power, absolutism and religious fanaticism led to the extinction of this unusual period in our history. This coexistence has influenced the formation of our national identity. On this visit, together with our expert Guide on this subject, we will remember this heritage and the places that these people inhabited, their history, literature, music and painting that will bring us closer to that multicultural Andalusian society of the Middle Ages and its main Christian contributions. the jewish and muslim.
10 minutes before starting Plaza del Carmen
Spanish and English (occasionally, the guided tour can be bilingual).
Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time.
Comfortable footwear is recommended and in summer elements that protect from the sun
Aprox. 2 hours