Monday, 20 August 2018

Caliphate City of Medina Azahara

A few days ago, Tiago, a Portuguese postcrosser, visited Córdoba and also this recently inscribed Spanish UNESCO site and he sent me this great postcard

MedinaAzahara - Upper Basilical Hall
This postcard was sent from Portugal by Tiago

Medina Azahara is the ruins of a vast, fortified Moorish medieval palace-city built by Abd-ar-Rahman III (912–961), the first Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba, and located on the western outskirts of Córdoba, Spain. It was a medieval Moorish town and the de facto capital of al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain, as the heart of the administration and government was within its walls.
Built beginning in 936-940, the city included ceremonial reception halls, mosques, administrative and government offices, gardens, a mint, workshops, barracks, residences and baths. Water was supplied through aqueducts. - in: wikipedia

No comments:

Post a Comment