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Arab Wall

C. Cuesta de la Vega, Madrid, Spain
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2 weeks ago
“Part of the tour”
30 Jul 2017
“Oldest thing in Madrid”
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C. Cuesta de la Vega, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this at the end of our tour of Madrid; I am fascinated by ruins, so I really appreciated that this still stands. You can't enter the area, but you can get a good view of it standing across from the crypt. I think...More

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

It is very small part of an old wall, right across from the crypt entry of almudena cathedral, I just founded by accident as I was walking around. I wouldn't do a special visit but I would stop by when I visit the crypt.

Thank copticvoice
Reviewed 30 July 2017

If you are looking for medieval history in Madrid, this is the only place you will find it. Before researching our trip, I did not realize how young, relative to Spain and Europe, Madrid was. Its only real medieval history was as a Moorish outpost...More

1  Thank Grover R
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Located next to the Cathedral de Santa Maria de la Almudena, the Arab Wall is a remnant of Madrid's Moorish past when it was an actual defensive wall around the city. Sadly only parts of the wall remain and are not well maintained. The area...More

1  Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

It's amazing and a bit ironic that the Arab wall is madrid's oldest remains from around 900AD. This is a huge wall that's impressively built. The park has several explanations about the history behind the wall. Please don't skip this historic site. It's a must...More

Thank Reinaldo B
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Arguably the oldest and most significant archeological site in Madrd, this non descript ruin is hardly recognizable. About a hundred foot long, and protected by a fence, it is littered and unmaintained. We didn't even know what we were looking at until I made a...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place could be better if they look after it. The garden is amazing and very details design. I don't see why they don't take care of it and make it open all the time. The plants, tress and grass are almost die.

Thank Feras A
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The Moorish past in not very visible outside of Andalucia, and certainly not in cities that were not among the important centres of the era. Many traces were also eliminated and hence it is remarkable that the Spanish capital decided to conserve and show the...More

1  Thank EuropeanDiversity
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is just behind the apse of the cathedral, so it's not far out of the way, but not otherwise an important attraction. You can see part of the 9th-century medieval Arab wall, when Madrid was just a fortress and small town near the frontier...More

Thank BobPraz
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The Mural Arabe (Muslim Wall of Madrid) is a small Arabic/Spanish style garden with star shaped tiled water feature, brick paving and flower borders. However the main historic feature is the remains of a 9th Century wall which at the time protected a fortress, and...More

1  Thank Molesey19
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