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Muslim Spain in the Middle Ages

For a long time, Spain struggled to suppress or forget the centuries of rule under the Islamic caliphate. In the year 711, only decades after the death of the prophet Mohammed, the Iberian peninsula was invaded right up to the…

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Santiago de Compostela – burial place of Saint James the Apostle

Saint James the Apostle is claimed to be buried in the Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela. A huge basilica has been built over the site of his remains. And behind the high altar, pilgrims climb a narrow staircase to…

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How did buildings swap from being churches to mosques and back again?

Toledo in Spain shows how Christians and Muslims lived together and even allowed churches to become mosques and vice versa

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