Mudejar art

In Seville, there is a series of churches that, due to the historical and cultural moment of the Middle Ages, gave rise to an indigenous cultural and architectural exhibition of this region that has left architectural works of great beauty.

In the year 1248, the King of Castile Fernando III the Saint conquered the city of Seville with his Christian troops and with it brought all the architectural and artistic techniques that at that time reigned throughout Europe, we refer naturally to Gothic art.

However, although politically, Christianity would be imposed, the change to this art would not be so fast, and there was a circumstance in which the art of the vanquished prevailed over the art of the victors. This was due to two factors, one the lack of technical and material means due to the preference to military logistics and also to the lack of human resources that could impose the Gothic at its best.

There was a synchronization between European Gothic art and the Islamic forms brought from the East through North Africa.

In one of the videos we can see the characteristics of Gothic and Mudejar architecture.

On the map you can discover the Mudejar route through the churches and buildings of Seville. Clicking on each point, you can click on the green button and listen to the description.