Muralla Islamica de Madrid — or the Muslim Wall of Madrid

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    A stroll along Calle Mayor heading west of la Calle de Bailén takes you downhill; and before you are past the two sharp left curves when the narrow street becomes Cuesta Ramón, you realize that you are partially encircling the remains of Muralla Islamica off to your left behind a black wrought iron fence. Also known as the Muralla Árabe or Muslim Wall, the Muralla Islamica was erected during the ninth century sometime before the year 880 — hundreds of years before Madrid became the capital city of Spain in 1561. The origin of the name Madrid supposedly evolved from... The post Muralla Islamica de Madrid — or the Muslim Wall of Madrid appeared first on The Gate.

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