UNESCO World Heritage Site #187: Medina of Tétouan

UNESCO World Heritage Site #187: Medina of Tétouan From the World Heritage inscription : Tétouan was of particular importance in the Islamic period, from the 8th century onwards, since it served as the main point of contact between Morocco and Andalusia. After the Reconquest, the town was rebuilt by Andalusian refugees who had been expelled by the Spanish. This is well illustrated by its art and architecture, which reveal clear Andalusian influence

UNESCO World Heritage Site #186: Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

UNESCO World Heritage Site #186: Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville From the World Heritage inscription : Together the Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias as a series, form a remarkable monumental complex in the heart of Seville. They perfectly epitomize the Spanish “Golden Age”, incorporating vestiges of Islamic culture, centuries of ecclesiastical power, royal sovereignty and the trading power that Spain acquired through its colonies in the New World. Founded in 1403 on the site of a former mosque, the Cathedral, built in Gothic and Renaissance style, covers seven centuries of history

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