Moorish Influences on Spain
The Moors, hailing from northern Africa, occupied southern Spain for seven centuries. They had a substantial influence on the people of Spain, largely influencing language, intellectual and artistic culture, agriculture and architecture. Though the Spanish were eventually able to drive the Moors out of the last stronghold at Granada in 1492, the Moors had made a lasting contribution that travelled with Spanish settlers to New Spain and eventually to New Mexico, where is it still apparent today. Have you noticed any Moorish influences during one of your visits to Las Golondrinas?