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09-MAY-2014

Trujillo. Plaza Mayor

With the Muslim invasion and conquest in 711, it became one of the main towns in the region, governed by the Taifa based in Madrid. This taifa was subject to the Umayyad Emirate and the subsequent Caliphate ruled until the middle of the 11th Century. During this time the ethnic tensions between the Berbers and Arabs weakened the Caliphate militarily while the Reconquista gained success to the north of Extremedura in Castile. During this time the Berber Almohads took control of Trujillo and it environs.
During the time of Almohad rule, wars with Portugal, Castile, and Len guaranteed that the possession of Trujillo was tenuous. Rule alternated between these kingdoms and the Almohads returning for the last time to the Muslims in 1187.
Five centuries of Muslim occupation and control finally ended when an army formed by forces of the Military orders and the Bishop of Plasencia laid siege to the city of Trujillo with the support and blessing of Saint Ferdinand III. Muhammad ibn Hd tried to relieve the town but was driven off by the besieging army.

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Robin Reid27-May-2014 00:26
I like the way you framed this.
Jim Yolda26-May-2014 12:28
Nicely framed - arches everywhere!
Helen Betts26-May-2014 07:27
I like the framing for the charming plaza. Very nicely composed captured, Jose. V.
Julie Oldfield26-May-2014 01:54
Beautiful!
Ceya25-May-2014 19:34
Love the framing and light on this plaza, Jose! Well done! V
Ika Zinka Eferl25-May-2014 19:30
Very pretty work,Jose!V!
laine25-May-2014 19:05
Love the repeated architecture in the arches...you find the beauty everywhere, Jose V
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