Flamenco Restaurant in Barcelona
Tablao Cordobes and Nasrid Art
The Granada’s art, also known as Nasrid art started to develop between XIII and XV centuries, it was the last period of Hispano-Muslim art. It was widely presented in Berbería, Nasrid Kindom of Granada and some other parts of the Iberian Peninsula, foregoing the Mudejat art.
When the Almohad Empire has weakened, in al-Ándalus appeared a lot of small kingdoms which increased their power during the centuries XIII and XV. The Nasrid kingdom come to power in the Andalusia Penibetica in 1237. The capital of the new kingdom was placed in Granada. Due to the Christian pressure the power of the kingdom was reducing and in 2th January 1492 Granada capitulated. That caused the end of the last Islamic bastion and the Nasrid art in al-Andalus.
The bright example of Nasrid art is the Alhambra of Granada, it was built during the reign of the Nasrid dynasty (1237-1492). The name of Alhambra comes from Arabic “Qalat al-Ambra” (Red Castle). The Alhambra is the combination of the Palestine-Islamic architecture and some elements of military architecture, that were used for fortification. The construction of the Alhambra was stated by the founder of the dynasty. The location was chosen to place the residence of the dynasty Nasrid. During the construction works, the remains of the fort of the XI century that were found in the area were used to build the castle: a double enclosure, one as a wall and the other with defender towers. Inside of the walls there are a house, bath and pond.
The architectural ensemble of Alhambra and some other buildings in Granada is an example of the evolution of the Hispano-Muslim art. The ornamentation was created with complicated decorative techniques to cover the poverty of the used materials such as stucco plasterwork, plinth tiling or painted decoration. The cylindrical shaft of the column and the two bodies capital were used a lot in the construction of Alhambra. The stage of the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes in Barcelona is decorated with the reproductions of this architectural elements: one cubic with acanthus and another cylindrical decorated with ribbons. Also a lot of others architectural elements are used in the decoration of Flamenco restaurant. The cambered archers are the most common. The wood covers are generally composite with Mozarab vaults done with stucco.
From 1238 till 2 of January 1492 the Nasrid dynasty had the Kingdom of Granada under control. It was the last Muslim dynasty that ruled in that region. The fall of the Nasrid dynasty was the end of al-Ándalus. It had 20 sultans of Granada. The last sultan, Boabdil, also known as “the Little King” refused to pay the taxes for the Crown of Castile. Due to thit fact, Catholic Kings started the war against Nasrid kingdom. The last one was weakened by the civil war and was not able to defeat itself. In 1488 Catholic Kings gain the control of Malaga and the oriental territory (Cora de Bayyana). In 1489 they left the Kingdom of Granada in a precarious situation. They came back in 1492 to fend the Granada, placing their base-camp in Santa Fe, where the Catholic Kings directed the siege of the city. The negotiation of Boabdil with Catholic Kings went in favour of The Kingdom of Castile and on 2nd of January 1492 came the rendition of Granada. That way were finished more than 250 years of Nasrid Dinasty.
Unique handmade design of Flamenco restaurant at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes in Barcelona, made by two architects, who also made the restoration work at Alhambra of Granada.