This exhibition presents the architectural legacy of nearly 800 years of Islamic presence in Spain. The photographs show the beautiful and impressive remains of fortresses, palaces and other buildings from that era. It includes world-famous buildings such as the Alhambra in Granada and the great Mosque in Córdoba, but also less well-known but noteworthy structures from across Spain.
These photographs were taken by the Irish author and photographer, Michael B. Barry, during the preparation of his book Homage to al-Andalus, the Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain. Michael, from West Cork, has also written extensively on the history and heritage of Ireland.
The Irish Architectural Archive was established in 1976 to collect and preserve material of every kind relating to the architecture of the entire island of Ireland, and make it available to the public.