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Architecture of Spain

09 October 2009

10th C – Arab Baths, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

These 10th century baths are virtually all that remain of the Arab city of Medina Mayurqa. They were probably part of a nobleman’s house and are similar to those found in other Islamic...

03 December 2009

1298 – Catedral de Santa Creu i Santa Euhà lia, Barcelona

Construction began in 1298, during the bishopric of Bernat Pelegrí and the reign of King Jaume II, known as “the Just”. The work on the present-day façade of the Cathedral remained unfinished until...

09 October 2009

1310 – Castell De Bellver, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Architect: Pere Salva Begun by Jaume II in 1300 and built by Pere Salva, the architect of the Almudaina Palace, it is unique among Spanish castles in being entirely round. Three large towers...

07 October 2009

1320s – Torre del Oro, Seville, Spain

The Gold Tower of Seville was one of the last contributions from the Almohade period in Seville. It formed part of the last wall of defence that ran from the Alcázar Palace to...

06 October 2009

1354 – The Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

The Alhambra is an ancient palace and fortress complex of the Moorish monarchs of Granada. This terrace or plateau is enclosed by a strongly fortified wall, which is flanked by thirteen towers. The...

10 October 2009

1362 – Ciutadella Cathedral, Ciudadela, Menorca, Spain

On Plaça Pío XII, and built by orders of King Alfonso III of Aragón, conqueror of the Island (1287), on an ancient Moorish mosque, the Cathedral is in the Catalan Gothic style of...

03 December 2009

1383 – Església de Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona

Buried in the small streets of the Bari Gotic, the Església de Santa Maria del Mar is one of the most important buildings in the Catalan Gothic style. An austere exterior, the decoration...

13 July 2010

1391 – Torres de Serranos, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Pere Balaguer The Serranos Towers are considered to be the largest Gothic city gateway in Europe, and were constructed at the end of the 14th century by Pere Balaguer as part of...

09 October 2009

13th C – Monastery of St. Francis, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

An austere facade relieved only by an ornate rose window and a fabulously baroque doorway masks a wonderful interior at the Monastery of St. Francis. The carved detail in the exterior of the...

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