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Teruel - Mudjar beauty

In Teruel I was very impressed by the beauty of the Mudjar style in which we find many historic buildings.

In no way its my intention to compare this wonderful, sophisticated style with the choice of the town council of elegant street lanterns. So why do I post these two subjects on one picture?
Well, I absolutely like this view, I like the colour contrast and after my rather cold time in Cuenca I finally found sunshine and real blue skies in Teruel. They turned the stone colour of the San Martin Tower into such a warm tones with a strong contrast with the blue of the sky.

The Mudjar style is a style of Iberian architecture and decoration of the 12th to 16th centuries, strongly influenced by Moorish taste and workmanship.
Particularly in Aragon and in Castilla one can find this style.

Please have also a look at the pictures in the workshop. They show the same Torre de San Martn although many imposing Mudjar-style towers have been built in Teruel.

From Wikipedia:

The Torre de San Martn is a medieval structure in Teruel, Aragon, northern Spain. Built in Aragonese Mudjar style in 1316 and renovated in the 16th century, it was added to the UNESCO Heritage List in 1986 together with other Mudjar structures in Teruel.

The tower was built between in 1315 and 1316. In 1550 its lower section was restored due to the erosion caused by humidity.

Like other structures in Teruel, it is a gate-tower decorated with ceramic glaze. The road passes through an ogival arch. The tower takes its name from the annexed church of St. Martin, dating to the Baroque period.

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