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Andalusia a blend of its Christian, Islamic history

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Roses in the garden of a mosque in the Albaicin neighborhood in Granada, in Andalusia, Spain, framing the Alhambra, the city's medieval Islamic palace complex. Andalusia offers a fusion of Christian and Islamic cultures, found in architectural masterpieces and in everyday life.

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Mosaics cover a vault in the Mezquita, in Cordoba, in Andalusia, Spain, now the city's cathedral, which originated as a mosque when the city was the center of Islamic Europe a thousand years ago.

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Nowhere in Europe is the complex coexistence between Islam and Christianity more etched in historical landscapes and current customs than here, in Spain's Andalusia, a vast region of snowy mountains, olive-studded valleys and desert coasts whose tip sits less than 10 miles from Morocco.
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    • Roses in the garden of a mosque in the Albaicin neighborhood in Granada, in Andalusia, Spain, framing the Alhambra, the city’s medieval Islamic palace complex. Andalusia offers a fusion of Christian and Islamic cultures, found in architectural masterpieces and in everyday life.
    • Mosaics cover a vault in the Mezquita, in Cordoba, in Andalusia, Spain, now the city’s cathedral, which originated as a mosque when the city was the center of Islamic Europe a thousand years ago.
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