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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In the fifth arrondissement, near the Jardin des Plantes -- which is home to an enormous yet little-known Lebanese cedar tree that was planted in 1734 -- stands a gem of Moorish architecture, la Grande Mosquee de Paris.
Another Grade 1 listed building with huge cultural significance, Princes Road Synagogue combines Gothic and Moorish architecture.
It takes a comfortable two to three hours to wander around the centuries-old Moorish architecture, with its tiled mosaics, patterned plasterwork and gardens.
It takes a comfortable two or three hours to wander around the centuries-old Moorish architecture, with its tiled mosaics, patterned plasterwork and gardens.
It takes a comfortable two or three hours to wander around the centuriesold Moorish architecture, with its tiled mosaics, patterned plasterwork and gardens.
The main villa with its Moorish architecture was built with 17-inch thick walls perfect for maintaining a cooler indoor temperature in the desert sun.
From the outside, the structure follows much of Moorish architecture: Its plain, stone exterior doesn't betray the lavishness inside.
The Presidential Palace was originally built as the Grand Heliopolis Palace Hotel in 1910 by Baron Empain's company and is a synthesis of Islamic, European, Persian and Moorish architecture. The style later became known as Heliopolis Style, which is now evident in the architectural fashion of buildings in Korba and was remarkably evident in the interior and exterior design of the hotel.
Treading the winding, cobbled streets of Granada's Albayzin district, with their narrow alleys, beautiful Moorish architecture and the iconic Alhambra in view, is like taking a step into Spain's rich and mesmerising past.
One good example is Andalusia in Spain.' 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.
Inspired by the work of the famous 19th century Orientalists David Roberts and Frederick Lewis, as well as the Moorish architecture of his Andalucian hometown of Malaga, Jose Gonzalez Bueno is currently among Europe's leading contemporary Orientalist painters.
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. There are four minarets in the four corners of the mosque, about 115m in height, and 57 domes decorated with white marble cover the outside courtyard and the main building.