21/05/2008

#142 - Spanish Embassy and The Mosque of Lisbon

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Photo taken from Gulbenkian garden


"The Mosque of Lisbon was built on the street to the Mosque, (Blue Neighborhood), near the Plaza of Spain.

It is kind of prayer room with oriental wide, dominated by a dome, and with Minarete ramp outside. It was built between 1979 and 1985 with the help of a large group of Islamic countries, the commitment of the Islamic community of Lisbon and the City of Lisbon which ceded the land. It also aims religious and social support to Muslims living, temporarily or permanently the area of the city. The mosque is for believers place of prayer and meditation individual and collective space and a much appreciated rest, peaceful coexistence and sharing society.

The Iberian Peninsula was Muslim territory since the seventh century until at least the sixth century, but in the south Islam remained longer, in some places by the end of the fifteenth century. Luxbuna, Lisbon Muslim, was conquered by Christians in 1147, but the community of believers was organized in Lisbon to the Moorish quarter of the sixteenth century around its two mosques and "Madrassa".

The influence of civilization and art in the Muslim way of being and living in Portugal and Spain was very deep and in many ways still remains. Islam currently has more than 950 million believers throughout the world, particularly in Asia (650 million) and Africa (270 million). "

Texts of Jose Luis de Matos published in the Guide to Temples, edition of the Lisbon City Hall with the National Center for Culture

Curiously I hardly find information about the magnificent palace (Palace of Palhavã) where the Embassy of Spain in Lisbon is located.

Dedico o post de hoje ao Tatau que está em Madrid e apesar de vir todos os dias visitar este blog nunca disse um Alô. :)

7 comments:

Meead said...

Thanks for your kind notes Uma.

Very beautiful photos and places! The Pombal Square, the view of your city, and the large bridge. I like all your photos. I am a civil engineer and I know how hard is building such a bridge. It looks so nice and modern.

Regarding the mosque, the minarete looks like a famous minarete in Shajare Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia. I will email it to you to see.

Anyway, your city is really nice; both modern and historical! LISBON!

evlahos said...

wonderful place and captures I would like to in my own eyes ones, but until then i'm lucky to have your shots

quinttarantino said...

E é de admirar que nos vejamos apertados para descobrir informação quanto baste sobre a maior parte das nossas povoações, monuentos e afins?
Deixa lá, ao menos as tuas fotos falam por elas e por ti ... e por nós!

Uma por Dia said...

Meead: Thanks you! I will give my email right away :)
I love mosques! This one is about 500m from my house and I will take more fotos of it.

Evlahos: Thanks :) I will guide you were I can. LOL

Tarantino: Tens toda a razão, mas sempre se vão encontrando referências e alguns ensaios em blogs e sites não oficiais. Neste caso penso que a falta de informação é mesmo por se tratar da embaixada de Espanha e como os portugueses nunca ultrapassaram o trauma dos "Filipes". Também encontrei algumas menções, embora escassas, a um assalto e saque efectuado em 75 a esta embaixada. Parece que se permanecermos caladinhos camuflamos a vergonha.

BuJassem said...

Uma.. Thank you for this beautiful post.. I really should visit more often, so thanks for reminding me and i hope to be more regular at your beautiful blog..

I love it when people from different backgrounds spend a bit of time to understand and respect other cultures. Nothing makes me more happy.

We can thus learn a bit more, and spill a bit less blood.

Peace

Uma por Dia said...

Buj: Thanks!!

Peace&Love :)

The D in D & T said...

Your city has the most amazing colors, I love the pinks and blues.