Nearly eight centuries of history of al-Andalus in the Iberian Peninsula have shaped an inheritance that is a part of the hallmarks of Spanish, Mediterranean and European cultures

Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

The Routes of The legado andalusí are Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Exhibitions

They bring the splendour of the culture of al-Andalus closer to the public

The Routes

Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 1997

The Foundation

Its goal is to disseminate and highlight the heritage of al-Andalus in order to recover that mark of progress and tolerance, creativity and ingenuity that contributed so much to the revival of Europe and to the enrichment of its current identity.

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Cultural Itineraries

Cross-border itineraries based on the historical, social and cultural relations of al-Andalus with the Muslim world.

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Publishing Work

El legado andalusí has published more than 70 books, of both scientific and educational nature, centred on historical, cultural and tourist subjects.

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Medina Sidonia, a crown without a king

Most people and civilisations settled over the ages in Andalusia around or on top of hillocks overlooking their surroundings, like Medina Sidonia, in the Route of Almoravids and Almohads, whose horizon has been shared by different civilizations.

The Blind Man of Cabra and popular poetry in al-Andalus

​Part III

According to noted scholars from al-Andaus such as al-Hiyari (12th– 13th c.) and Ibn Khaldun (14th c.), a poet born in Cabra (Córdoba) known as the Blind man of Cabra was the inventor of the muwashshah.

Osuna, landscape and figures

Osuna, in the Route of Washington Irving, echoes the splendour of centuries in its palaces, churches, convents, its university… everything leaves the visitor in awe, as it happened to the author of the Tales of the Alhambra, after whom the Route was named.

The Blind Man of Cabra and popular poetry in al-Andalus

​Part II

According to noted scholars from al-Andaus such as al-Hiyari (12th– 13th c.) and Ibn Khaldun (14th c.), a poet born in Cabra (Córdoba) known as the Blind man of Cabra was the inventor of the muwashshah.

Fondón, kingdom of El Rey Chico according to legend

Fondón, placed on the Route of the Alpujarras, is located in a historic landscape that was of a great importance in the final days of al-Andalus.

The Blind Man of Cabra and popular poetry in al-Andalus

​Part I

According to noted scholars from al-Andaus such as al-Hiyari (12th– 13th c.) and Ibn Khaldun (14th c.), a poet born in Cabra (Córdoba) known as the Blind man of Cabra was the inventor of the muwashshah.

Images of mills and the Albolafia of Córdoba

In the course of the Guadalquivir River along its passage by Córdoba, and next to the Roman Bridge, we find some mills and waterwheels of a very singular character, whose origins give us idea of the raison d’être of the city in connection…

Beyond the pillars of Hercules

Parte II

The Mediterranean Sea was the starting point of the knowledge that stimulated the Atlantic adventure thank to the different scientific legacies that Arabs had developed masterfully.

Jerez, city of three worlds

Jerez de la Frontera is something more than wine, flamenco and horses -either thoroughbred or those of power in motorbikes. Its records get across far different periods, the most outstanding of which, al-Andalus, becomes evident in the Route of Almoravids and Almohads.

Baena, in the Highland domains

Located in the Route of the Caliphate, Baena was paramount in the defensive system of the kingdom of Granada during the Reconquest, given the importance of this pathway connecting Cordoba with Granada.

Beyond the pillars of Hercules

Part I

For the Latin Middle Ages, the Atlantic was Mare Tenebrosum; for the Arabs, Bahr al-Zulamat. Both meant “The Sea of Darkness,” and anyone who has looked west …

Grazalema, on the underside of History

The National Park of the Grazalema Mountains is home of the famous Pueblos Blancos (White Villages), of great natural beauty and long history. Grazalema, in the Route of Almoravids and Almohads is included in the list…

Travelling along the Routes of El legado andalusí

Paths that make history. An adventure for the spirit that you can explore by road, on foot or cycling

European Projects

Recognition and Achievements

Agreements and Arrangements

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