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Called the Madrid Arab Wall, it was built in the 9th century, during the Muslim domination of the Iberian Peninsula, There is only a small section left but worth the time to see something from so far back in history.
If you walk south from...More
The Arab Wall ( Muralla Arabe ) is a nice little diversion if your planning to visit the Royal Palace.
The Arab Walls are one of the oldest remaining structures in Madrid ,it's a leftover from the times of the Moorish occupation and although I...More
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
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.
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
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
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