Architecture of al-Andalus. Spaces and visions

– Ronda (Málaga) –

From November 10th, 2023, to January 7th, 2024

Convent of Santo Domingo, Ronda (Málaga). C/ Armiñán, 1, 29400 Ronda, Málaga

Organized by the Andalusian Public Foundation El legado andalusí and the Town Council of Ronda, and with the support of Ronda Tourism, the exhibition Architecture of al-Andalus: Spaces and Visions, invites the visitor, through large-format photographs, scale models of buildings, and decorative elements, to discover and recognize numerous examples of a past that still resonates in our surroundings and cities.

The showcased buildings continue to captivate and draw attention and glimpses. From citadels and castles to walls, towers, palaces, and fortresses, mosques, minarets, as well as baths, cisterns, and funduqs…, these places blend today into the landscape while evoking the Andalusi past.

The eight centuries of the history of al-Andalus have profoundly influenced many aspects of life in the Iberian Peninsula, including language, customs and traditions, literature, and art. The buildings shown in this exhibition serve as a tangible example of this. . We will recognize and at times uncover spaces that span from the Umayyad to the Nasrid period, covering from the 8th to the 15th centuries. These spaces can be found in small municipalities or rural areas, away from urban centers, but we will also observe grand architectural marvels of that moment, such as the Mosque of Cordoba, the Giralda of Seville or the Alhambra of Granada. Each image is accompanied by an explanatory exhibit label.

In addition to the photographs from the collection of the Andalusian Public Foundation El legado andalusí, the exhibition features scale models of buildings and architectural decorative elements, along with original 19th-century engravings of these structures. These elements not only provide remarkable details, but also serve as a testament of the attraction these buildings have always exerted.

Organized and curated from the Public Foundation El legado andalusí, the exhibition is open to visitors at the Exhibition Hall of the Convent of Santo Domingo in Ronda from November 10th to January 7th, 2024.

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