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The tradition, the legend of Mureda

As a result of the Pragmatic of the Catholic Monarchs in 1502, which expelled the Moors, descendants of the Muslim population converted to Christianity, a princess, still a child, daughter of a wealthy merchant who would later be appointed governor by the Caliph, remained in the area, hidden but protected by a Knight, after her parents died in the hard battles that were fought against the Christian troops of the Order. The beauty and the personality of that princess-moorish, originated that the place was known by the “house of the Moorish”, deriving to “house of the Mureda”, for what today is known by Mureda.

In an exceptional landscape setting, the Mureda house has all the characteristics of Mudejar or Moorish art, which developed in the Christian kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula, but which incorporates influences, elements or materials of Hispano-Muslim style. It is an exclusively Hispanic phenomenon that took place between the 12th and 16th centuries, as a fusion of Christian (Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance) and Muslim artistic currents of the time. A new type of material arises, brick, as well as a key figure, the bricklayer, “the builder” who uses the aforementioned brick, plaster, plaster, wood,… The house, which dates back to the 15th century, was originally built of stone and mud with one meter thick walls and Mudejar coffered ceilings made of “sabina trunks”, a wood characteristic of the continental landscape.