Recently we traveled through Southern Spain visiting the major landmarks in Seville, Cordoba and Granada. The details of the decorative style of many of the sights was very graphic. The style of architecture and decoration is called Mudéjar and it dates back to 12th through 16th centuries. It’s a product of Muslim and Christian cultures living side by side. Western styles were infused with Islamic influences. The geometry and simplicity drive the style and the effect is striking and sophisticated.
The photos below are from the Cathedral of Seville, Alcazar of Seville, Mezquita de Cordoba and Alhambra. It’s a selection of tiles, decorative patterns, plasterwork and domes.