Route of Almoravids and Almohads

from Algeciras to Granada


This route starts in the town of Tarifa, and travelling along it is the best way to discover the heritage left by the Almoravids and Almohads, two dynasties of African origin that left their mark in a large number of architectural remains of Al-Andalus.

The route is 400 kilometres long and splits in two branches along the provinces of Málaga and Cádiz. It comprises coastal, countryside and mountain villages. After going through fascinating places like Cádiz or Jerez de la Frontera, both branches converge in the town of Ronda (Málaga).

The last part of this route gets across the Axarquía region of Malaga, and as far as Granada, according to the route described in the travel book Rihla, by Ibn Battuta, a traveller born in Tangiers who reflected the 14th-century society in his writings. The Muslim remains we can admire along this route are basically defensive, such as Velez-Málaga castle.

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from Córdoba to Granada

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from Navas de Tolosa to Jaén and Granada

Route of Almoravids and Almohads

from Algeciras to Granada

Route of las Alpujarras

from Almería to Granada

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from Murcia to Granada

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from Málaga to Granada

Route of al-Mutamid

from Lisbon to Seville and Granada

Umayyad Route

from Algeciras to Granada

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