Mudéjar Route

Mudéjar Route


Zaragoza is home to some of the finest examples of Mudéjar art, awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. Discover them through this fascinating tour.


After being conquered by Alfonso I the Battler in 1118, Zaragoza became the capital of the Kingdom of Aragon. Economic and social changes and urban development shaped the city in the 16th century. This process of transformation was slow and featured several ups and downs: plagues, wars and social upheaval defined life at this time.

The Christian population occupied the site of the old Roman city; it is divided into districts, each with its respective church. The San Salvador neighbourhood was the district in which the most important noble buildings in the city were erected. In addition, we see the emergence of new neighbourhoods, which would not long after become the most densely populated in the city; a notable example being the `Población del Rey`, which rose up around the Iglesia de San Pablo.

The Jewish Quarter is located within the old town and spans the area between the Iglesia de San Gil, Calle de San Jorge, the Plaza Magdalena and El Coso. Enclosed by a wall, it is set around the main synagogue, which stood on the site of what is now the Seminario de San Carlos. In the 15th century, the Jewish neighbourhood expanded outside the confines of the city walls, spilling onto new streets between El Coso and Calle San Miguel.

The Muslim settlement lay to the west of the old city, around the areas near the present-day Calle Azoque or Calle del Zoco; the economic, social and religious hub was the Medina, now the Plaza de Salamero. The Morería (Muslim Quarter) was a maze of winding streets, blind alleys and passageways that protected the privacy of their inhabitants.


Monuments included in the visit:

Otros monumentos mudéjares en la ciudad (no incluidos en la visita):


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