Black History Study Tours presents
'Magnificent Journey of the Moors'
Spain & Morocco Tour'
Black History Study Tours presents an educational experience of a life time. You are invited to be a part of ‘The Magnificent Journey of The Moors'.
This new and exciting tour takes you on a journey over 2 countries in 2 continents following the footsteps of the Moors who left out of Africa and crossed over into Spain, where they ruled for over 700 years.
This new and exciting tour will take you to Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Tarifa and Tangiers in Morocco (North Africa), where the ‘Magnificent Journey of the Moors' began. This trip is more than just a tour, it is more than just a journey, it is an experience of a lifetime not to be missed.
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The highlights of the tour are:
The cities we will visit are:
We will visit the city of charm and mystery 'Granada' which is situated at the foot of the Sierra Navada. Granada was the last Moorish stronghold in Spain which was conquered by the Christians in 1492. We will visit The Alhambra Palace - the most visited monument of Spain and the best conserved example of Islamic architecture in Spain. The Alhambra Palace was built by the Moors in the 13th and 14th centuries on a hill overlooking Granada and has been added to over the centuries to become a magnificent complex of pink stone courtyards, pools, fountains, grand halls and cool patios, alongside the beautiful Generalife Gardens. A truly magnificent sight to see!
We will visit Cordoba. This elegant city was once the capital city of the Moorish kingdom of Andalusia. As a result of this, it boasts the "Great Mosque" or "Mezquita", one of the most fascinating buildings in the world. This building was built in the 8th century and was the largest and most beautiful mosque outside of the Middle East and it is now the Cathedral of Cordoba. Take part in our orange tree quiz in the Orange Tree Courtyard .In addition to the Great Mosque, you will cross the famous Puente Romano Bridge and visit the picturesque Jewish quarter to explore the labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shaded flower-filled courtyards and attractive squares. Visit the Synagogue, the only one remaining in Andalusia, dating from 1315. The walls are adorned with plaster work of plant motifs and epigraphs referring to the psalms, and Song of Songs.
We will visit Seville, the capital city of Andalusia. You will spend time admiring the Plaza de España with its fascinating blend of Art Deco and Moorish architecture built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition. This semi-circular complex boasts monumental staircases, fountains and a beautifully tiled alcove for each of Spain's provinces.
We will visit the Alcazar, the Royal Palace built inside a Moorish fort. We will visit the landmark of Seville which is the cathedral minaret "La Giralda", built in the 12th century. It was the former minaret of the Almohad mosque. The climb to the top of "La Giralda" is a must for its great views of the surrounding areas. After visiting the Golden Tower in Seville, we will go on the famous Seville Boat Cruise along the Guadalquivir River, where you will see the many sites of Seville such as the San Telmo Palace, Maria Luisa Park and sail beneath the six classic and modern bridges of the World Expo-92 - most emblematic of Spain.
Tarifa and Tangiers
We will visit Tarifa, the closest European point to Africa (only 19 km) and the geographical border between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. We will walk through the Gate of Jarez and visit the Caliphs Castle which is also known as the Castle of Guzman, built over an Alcazar constructed under the orders of the Caliph of Cordoba.
We will give you a brief taste of Africa by visiting the Moroccan city of Tangier, separated from Spain only by the 20 miles of the Strait of Gibraltar. The history of Tangier is very rich due to the historical presence of many civilizations and cultures starting from the 5th century BC.We will take a ferry from the Port of Tarifa to the city of Tangiers, the gate of Morocco and Africa. We will take a historic tour of the city of Tangiers, discovering the legacy of the Moors. We will go on a guided tour of the Kasbah, Souk, Modern town and shopping bazaars where you will see many types of carpets and unique hand crafted items. Lunch will be served in a traditional Moroccan restaurant to live Moorish music.
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