sábado, 25 de abril de 2009
Santiago del Arrabal
Next Monday our Exchange Programme will take us to Toledo. While reading about the different places we will enjoy I found this image of Santiago del Arrabal. The basic idea I would like to last in our minds is that this 13th century church built over a previous mosque combines Arabian and Romanesque elements; it is a mixture of two cultures. Both Romanesque and Arabian elements live together like in the Toledo of those days. This Spanish medieval style has a name, Mudejar. Mudejar comes from the word muddajjan, permitted to stay, Muslims were allowed to stay in Spain, creating a unique style. This style survived in Spain for several centuries.