Territorio Mudéjar Routes: Mestizo Land and borderland

Territorio Mudéjar continues with its routes.In January we offered a first panoramic approach in the magazine La magia de viajar por Aragón (The magic of travelling in Aragon); in this new issue, the “Mestizo Land and borderland” route takes us to visit the places where the Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures developed in an extraordinary and lasting way.

We will be able to understand how this period of cultural fusion is still clearly reflected today in urbanism, the country houses and monuments of these villages that played an important role in the Aragonese territory during the 12th and 13th centuries.

We will discover it in the Jewish, Moorish and Christian quarters of large urban centres such as Calatayud, Daroca and Borja, as well as in more rural towns such as Villafeliche, Mesones de Isuela, Torrellas, Magallón and Tauste.

We invite you to take a leisurely stroll and a fresh look to recognise the vestiges of this rich coexistence of cultures, to understand their evolution, ways of life, trades and traditions, and to understand their historical importance and their reflection in the present day.

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Territorio Mudéjar Routes: The beauty of a genuine art form

In 2021, Mudejar architecture celebrates a double anniversary in its declaration as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO: 35 years since the recognition of Mudejar architecture of Teruel in 1986, and 20 years since the extension of the international brand to the entire Aragonese territory, with the incorporation of six buildings from the province of Zaragoza in 2001. This extension was key in order to understand the true dimension and significance of Mudejar art in Aragon.

With this in mind, we have started a series of printed trips, with the help of Prames and the magazine La Magia de Viajar por Aragón (The Magic of travelling in Aragón), in which every two months we will travel around the Mudejar heritage in the province of Zaragoza.

The trips will lead us to the month of December, when we will commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the declaration as World Heritage of some of its most outstanding examples.

The first of the articles, available in the January issue of the magazine La Magia de Viajar (The Magic of Travelling), allows us to explain the beauty of a genuine art form. That is to say, why Mudejar art, exclusive to the Iberian Peninsula and an enclave between Islamic and Christian art derived from the conditions of coexistence in medieval Spain, is the most genuine artistic manifestation of Spain and has its greatest exponent in Aragon, a land of frontiers and a melting pot of cultures.

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Mudejar valley culture, in the Ruta 67 digital catalog of the Community of Calatayud

The Ruta 67 digital catalog was created as part of the “Descubre tu comarca” (Discover your district) employment workshop, in which Territorio Mudéjar participated by presenting one of the sessions. It maps out tours of the Community of Calatayud district, to discover its historical, cultural and culinary treasures. These routes invite travelers to enjoy the Mudejar heritage in these towns:

Territorio Mudéjar participated in this employment workshop last year by offering a training session that included a field trip to the entity’s offices in Tobed. Participants who took part in the workshop, sponsored by the Community of Calatayud district and subsidized by the Government of Aragon and the INAEM, for a full year received a level 3 professionalism certificate for local tourism promotion and visitor information, which qualifies them to work in visitor information settings.

Posters with QR codes will be set up in the towns through which the routes pass, which travelers can scan with their mobile phones to read the digital brochure. You can also download it here.