The Art of Spain: The Moorish South (2007)

BBC Four

External walls around the Alcazar in Jerez de la Frontera. The Alcazar is one of the best examples of Moorish architecture. Despite the palace's age, its upper levels are still used by the Spanish royal family today as their official Seville residence.
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Critic and art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon travels from southern to northern Spain to tell the story of some of Europe's most exciting and vital art. For 700 years, most of Spain was an Islamic state and the south was its beating heart. Under the Moors, Spain became the most advanced, wealthy and populous country in Europe. Graham-Dixon travels to Cordoba, Seville and Granada, visiting beautiful Moorish palaces and mosques, telling the story of one of the most colourful and sophisticated cultures to ever appear in Europe.

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