Moorish architecture


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Noun1.Moorish architecture - a style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuriesMoorish architecture - a style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by horseshoe-shaped arches
architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture - architecture as a kind of art form
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Durdle Door is recognisable, but not in realistic colours, while in Marrakech the minarets and Moorish architecture are gathered randomly on the page in rich colours.
Alhambra in Granada represents a beautiful example of ninth-century Moorish architecture in Andalusia, as does the great mosque-church of Cordoba, rebuilt by the Emir of the time in the eighth century to represent Moorish influences.
Borrowing details from Spanish and Moorish architecture, Palancar offers fabulous miradors that extend the length of the two main buildings to create a perfect venue for dining under the stars.
Meanwhile, the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, with its distinctive Moorish architecture of blue and white houses, offers some stunning views over the Bay of Tunis from its location on top of a steep cliff.
Meanwhile, the picturesque Meanwhile, the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, with its distinctive Moorish architecture of blue and white houses, offers some stunning views over the Bay of Tunis from its location on top of a steep cliff.
The intriguing design of this tile is based on the Islamic eight-pointed star, of a type associated with Moorish architecture.
And its Moorish architecture, labyrinthine alleyways and tapas bars make for a captivating weekend escape.
Officially opened in the holy month of Ramadan in 2007, the design of the mosque can be best described as a fusion of Arab, Mughal and Moorish architecture.
You can fly to Malaga from many UK regional airports in just over two hours and soon be tucking into tapas, sipping full-bodied red, strolling through plazas, admiring Moorish architecture and whistling tunes from gypsy opera Carmen.
The glittery designs are laid out in symmetrical patterns that draw from an expansive time continuum, ranging from the elegant elaborations of Moorish architecture to fanciful retro-futurism.
In her acrylic on canvas "Alhambra Granada" (60x47 cm), for example, the viewer may be disappointed in seeing this marvel of Moorish architecture rendered abruptly, without any nuance or detail.
Designed by Pau Mongui in 1908, it's decorated with glazed ceramics influenced by Moorish architecture.