Cultural weekend – Toledo, 25 and 26 March 2017



“Toledo Andalusí” is organized with the goal of promoting a culture of peace and tolerance towards Muslim community and Islam.

The set of Conferences will cover the arrival of Muslims to the city of Toledo and their stay for several centuries, including the period after the conquest of Toledo by King Alfonso VI. The  most relevant features of Muslim religions architecture will be analyzed, taking as representative example the small Mosque of Bab Al-Mardum.

The participants will have the opportunity of learning the foundations of Islam, one of the “religions of the book”, totally far from the fundamentalist ideas serving as ideological basis of the violent extremism and terrorism of Daesh. The influence of the Andalusí Culture in the civil architecture of that period and further constructions, including the Taller del Moro, will be also described.

The speakers, all of them prestigious University professors with a wide knowledge of Medieval History, Art, Islamic History and Religion, will also discuss about the coexistence between the three cultures (Christians, Muslims and Jews) in Toledo and the contributions of Muslims in the areas of Art. Humanities and Sciences. The development of Botany and Agronomy, and the proliferation of gardens and orchards at that time, will be specially covered.

The Conferences are combined with several Scientific Cultural Visits, showing the result of University researches focused on the walls and main palaces of Toledo Andalusí, including the Huerta del Rey (Palacio de Galiana), which was under the responsibility of Ibn Wafic, doctor of the Arab Court, author of several books of Medicine and accredited expert of Botany.

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