The Moorish Architecture and the People

This is a selection of some interesting muslim/moorish architecture of Portugal (AL'Gharb'Al'Andaluz)

This is Évora, an important city of the Gharb Al'Andaluz:

Castro da Cola was an old celtic village with later islamic occupation as the archeological findings seem to demonstrate:

Another perspective of the Castro da Cola.

A Picture of the Muslim Castle of Monsarraz:

This is the Moorish well of Alhos Vedros:

Another Moorish Castle, this time Noudar, Close to Barrancos by the Spanish border:

A Detail of the Noudar´s Castle:

Castro de Marraxique (note the typical north african name similar to Marrakesh)

The islamic pathwalk of São Brás de Alportel:

The Arabic Room of The Oporto Stock Exchange:

The Moorish house of Óbidos:

The Awarded (Prémio Valmor) Moorish house in Lisboa (Al'Ushbuna):

The Islamic southern town of Cacela, where the old muslim wall still exists:

The Classic "Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno" built in a imposing moorish arquitecture style:

The Moorish Castle of Aljezur, probably one of the places well known to the great Ibn Qasi (ra)

The Muslim well of Silves (Xelb) today part of the islamic museum there.

A detail of the Moorish Castle of Al'Shantarin (nowadays Santarém):

A classical arabic door at the Castle of "Castelo Rodrigo" in the North of the Gharb Al Andaluz.

An Amazing detail of the Medina of Olhão (Al'Ayn-the Eye). note the typical north'african moorish maze of cubic buildings in a harmoniously chaotic pattern.

Coimbra the entrance to the Medina. Still called nowadays "The Medina´s Gate":

A new building in Xelb (Silves) which will house the "House of Islamic Culture"-this is Portugal waking up to his islamic heritage! Alhamdullilah!

Same building an outside perspective:

And again:

In Al'Sintara (Sintra) there is this beautiful building just in front of the masonic Quinta da Regaleira in a typical arabic fashion with some arabic writing at the entrance. beautiful!:

The Oporto Moorish House:

And Alfama one of the classic old moorish neigbourhoods in Old Lisbon. According to some the name means "warm springs":

A reference to the architecture without a reference to the people would be empty....

old working class ladies from the southern province of alentejo, one of the areas with stronger islamic presence. note the similarities between their traditional dresscode and the shia muslim dresscode.

a young portuguese lady with the typical portuguese "hijab" from the very same province as the old ladies in the previous photos.