AL ANDALUS TOUR
Al-Andalus was a medieval Muslim state lasting from 711 to 1492 which left us a rich legacy of art, culture and history. We will visit the most emblematic spots following the traces that this historical period left in Vélez-Málaga. Along our way we will encounter 3 historical characters: the Jewish physician Shaprut, the female dancer Jassa and the local female poet Al Ballishiyya.
We will travel over the centuries of a town which held diverse cultures throughout time. We will also meet Cervantes’ don Quixote and the great philosopher Maria Zambrano as a part of our theatrical elements.
Velez-Malaga has got a wonderful legacy of religious buildings and places of worship. Mudejar, Baroque and classicistic architecture are some of the styles. We will meet the local town crier and Sister Rafaela, the nun who wrote about the 1884 earthquake that devastated the Axarquia.
ALSO: TANDEM, ANDALUSIAN CUISINE WORSHOP and FILM MEETING