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MUDÉJAR ART IN THE CITY OF CALATAYUD


From the Muslim period, its strategic location has determined the importance and development of the city of Calatayud.  From those beginnings, its name is derived from its founder, Qual’at’ayub (Castle of Ayud), as well as the striking defensive complex with five fortified enclaves united by walls that surround the whole urban center.

As capital of this “realm of brick” that comprises the region of Calatayud, it is logical there a great many buildings of this material constructed by Mudéjar Masters of Works.  As is normal, the majority are towers and churches, but there are also a considerable catalogue of civil structures.

   At the moment, as can be seen on the photographs below, I offer you the catalogue of the religious buildings, and will later add the civic ones. (You can access the pages of each of these buildings by clicking with your mouse over the photograph or its corresponding name).

VISTA DE CALATAYUD CON LAS TORRES DE SANTA MARIA Y SAN ANDRÉS

 

 

CASTILLO MAYOR Y CHAPITEL DE LA IGLESIA DE SAN ANDRÉS

 

 
Interactive map of the Region of the Community of Calatayud
 
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