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MOORISH HOUSES OF GRANADA

MOORISH HOUSES OF GRANADA
Granada, Spain
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BACKGROUND

The neighborhood of Albayzin in Granada, Spain, contains several Moorish houses, some dating to the period of the Alhambra, many of which were built in the 16th century. These architectural structures, over time, have been influenced by Castilian, Gothic, and Renaissance traditions and are adorned with various decorative features. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Ten of the Moorish Houses were included in the 1996 World Monuments Watch. World Monuments Fund, supported by American Express, assisted with the restoration of many of the Moorish Houses. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Moorish houses are examples of the important cultural traditions of Spain and its architecture. Maintaining the structures as residential buildings, or transformed them into small hotels, museums, and other public uses allows them to serve the community while maintaining their original character and accommodating new needs.