Although most people in Spain are Catholics, other religions are well-accepted. These include Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Protestantism. There are various religious places in every religion in Spain. After Roman Catholicism, Islam is considered the second largest religion in Spain. Throughout the country, mosques and other Islamic places are respected by everyone.
1. Medina Azahara
This palace-city was built by Caliph Abd al-Rahman lll for his wife, Az-Zahra. When visiting the site, start at the underground visitor center. The archaeological site features exhibits depicting essential parts of the history of Medina Azahara. The whole tour lasts for an hour, including informative audiovisual presentations.
- Name: Medina Azahara
- Address: Ctra. de Palma del Rio, km. 5,5, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
- Tel: 00 34 957 10 49 33
- Open: Tue-Sun 9AM-3:30PM
- Closed: Mon
2. The Alhambra
The Alhambra was built by Nasrid Dynasty, the last Muslim rulers in Spain. Buildings and gardens make up the Alhambra including the three royal palaces: Comares Palace, Palace of the Lions and Partal Palace. Most pilgrims prioritize coming over the Alhambra leading to a large volume of tourists visiting, especially during summer. Avoid this season if you want a more peaceful visit.
- Name: The Alhambra
- Address: Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
- Open: Tue-Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 9AM-3:30PM
- Closed: Mon
- Tel: 00 34 958 027971
3. Bujaco Tower
Bujaco Tower is the most significant symbols of Caceres. The Arab style tower is named after Caliph Abu Ya’qub, who conquered the city in 1173. In 16th and 18th centuries, the tower became known as the Clock Tower. Today it is open to everyone for public viewing. Much has been said about the spectacular view at the top.
- Name: Bujaco Tower
- Address: Plaza Mayor, 16, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
- Open: Tue-Sun 10AM-2PM, 5:30-8:30PM
- Closed: Mon
- Tel: +34 927246789
4. Mezquita de Cordoba
A stunning and glamorous building, Mezquita de Cordoba is a great work of art of the Moorish architecture. The doors and walls have intricate Gothic designs. The giants arches are totally amazing. Gold,brass, silver, copper, ivory and other are used as decorations. In 1984, Mezquita was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Name: Mezquita de Cordoba
- Address: Calle del Cardenal Herrero, 1, 14003 Córdoba, Spain
- Open: Mon-Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 8:30-11:30AM, 3:30-6PM
- Tel: 00 34 957 470512
5. La Alcazaba of Almeria
Visit the largest Muslim fortress of Spain in Almeria. La Alcazaba of Almeria was built by Caliph Adb al-Rhaman lll in the 10th century. This is the largest defensive structure built by Arabs. It used to be a military ground and a place for refuge. Have a glimpse of the history of La Alcazaba through sightseeing tours.
- Name: La Alcazaba of Almeria
- Address: Calle Almanzor, s/n, 04002 Almería, Spain
- Open: 9AM-3:30PM, 7-10PM
- Tel: 00 34 950 801008
6. La Giralda Tower
La Giralda Tower is a bell tower that represents Muslim architecture in Seville centuries ago. The tower still stands firm and tall. Today the tower and the Seville Cathedral are flocked by tourists because of its grandiose architecture. The Cathedral is widely known because the tomb of Christopher Columbus rests here.
- Name: La Giralda Tower
- Address: Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
- Tel: 00 34 954214971
7. Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera
The fortress, with an Islamic origin, is the oldest building in Jerez de la Frontera. The mosque, Arab baths, octagonal tower, and gardens are among the most amazing areas of the alcazar. The dark room situated in the Tower of Villavicencio Palace is not to be missed. Check it out now.
- Name: Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera
- Address: Calle Alameda Vieja, s/n, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
- Open: Mon-Fri 9:30AM-6PM, Sat-Sun 9:30AM-3PM
- Tel: 00 34 956 149956
8. Madrid Central Mosque
Designed by Juan Mora, the Madrid Central Mosque is the current headquarters of the Islamic Community in Madrid. Muslim travelers are highly encouraged to pay a visit to the mosque. It has a school, library, auditorium, and shop. It is a great venue for worship and cultural functions for the Muslims.
- Name: Madrid Central Mosque
- Address: Calle de Salvador de Madariaga, 7, 28027 Madrid, Spain
- Tel: 00 34 913 262610
9. Lorca Castle
The Lorca Castle is situated in a former Muslim fortress during the 9th century. When visiting the castle, the audio tour is a great help, especially for the children. You can learn more about its interesting history while exploring the magnanimous castle. You can never go wrong with the beautiful view of the place.
- Name: Lorca Castle
- Address: Castillo de Lorca, s/n, Calle Pilones, 30800 Lorca, Murcia, Spain
- Open: Sun-Sat 10:30AM-7:30PM
- Tel: 00 34 968 479003
10. King Abdul Aziz Mosque
The King Abdul Aziz Mosque was solely financed by Saudi Arabia. This is to allow Muslims in Marbella to have a place of worship. It can hold a total of 800 persons. The mosque also consists of a library, garden, and special place for imams. Muslim guests are welcome to enter the mosque.
- Name: King Abdul Aziz Mosque
- Address: s 29602, Urb. Lomas Marbella-S, 18, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
- Tel: 00 34 952 774 143
11. Mosque of Christ of the Light
Among 10 mosques located in Toledo, this is the only remaining mosque that still stands today. Arabic inscriptions are found in the facade. Pillars and arches are evident in the place. This mosque was then converted into a Christian church yet, the architecture and mosaics were maintained. The ceiling design is absolutely astonishing.
- Name: Mosque of Christ of the Light
- Address: C/Cristo de la Luz, 22, 45003 Toledo, Spain
- Tel: +34 925 254 191
12. Aljaferia Castle
During the 11th century, the castle was built as a pleasure palace for the Islamic leaders. You will definitely be stunned by the beautiful large staircase. The interior design is simply glamorous even the ceiling and the walls, too. The courtyard is just as awesome and perfect for an afternoon relaxation.
- Name: Aljaferia Castle
- Address: Calle de los Diputados, s/n, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain
- Open: Sun-Sat 10AM-2PM, 4:30-8PM
- Tel: 00 34 976 289683
13. Palacio de Mondragon
The Moorish courtyard and garden are still beautiful. The palace may be quite small but, the ceilings, tilings, and balconies still maintain in its original forms. The museum display is interesting, you might need more time to spend here. You will really feel relaxed, especially in the garden. Check this out now.
- Name: Palacio de Mondragon
- Address: Plaza Mondragón, s/n, 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain
- Open: Mon-Fri 10AM-7PM, Sat-Sun 10AM-3PM
- Tel: 00 34 952 870818
14. Santa Barbara Castle
Santa Barbara Castle stands on top of Mount Benacantil. The castle’s origin dates back in 9th century. It was named after Saint Barbara because the castle was regained from the Arabs during her feast day. In the 18th century, the castle was used as a prison. The castle was opened to the public in 1963.
- Name: Santa Barbara Castle
- Address: 6 Av de Juan Bautista Lafora, 03002 Alicante,Spain
- Open: Sun-Sat 10AM-10PM
- Tel: 00 34 965 927715
15. Calahorra Tower
Built to protect the bridge, the Calahorra Tower consists of an arched gate. In 1931, the tower was considered as a national historical monument. Today exhibits are displayed in the museum. Audiovisual presentations are shown during your tour. Get on top of the tower to have a great view of the surroundings.
- Name: Calahorra Tower
- Address: Puente Romano, s/n, 14009 Córdoba, Spain
- Open: Sun-Sat 10AM-2PM, 4:30-8:30PM
- Tel: 00 34 957 293929
Have a good trip and travel!