In the Footsteps of Muslim Madrid

  • Muralla árabe
  • A little bit of history
  • What to see
  • Places of culture, places of worship
  • Food and drink

In 865, Muhammad I, son of Abd-ar-Rahman II, ordered the construction of a small palace and a citadel in Magerit, an Arabic translation of the pre-Muslim name given to the site, Matrice, which means ‘source of water’, since the site was near a stream that flowed along present-day Calle de Segovia.

Two centuries later, in 1083, the citadel was conquered by Alfonso VI the Brave, King of León and Castile. The village was inhabited by Muslims, Jews and Christians. The modern name ‘Madrid’ derives from the combination of the Muslim and the Christian names.




Madrid is a great halal destination for a holiday or business trip with Muslim-friendly hotels, restaurants and a whole range of other services.

A meeting point between Spain and the Arab world, this cultural institution hosts exhibitions, films, talks among other activities.

  • There are plenty of green spaces in Madrid, offering a peaceful interval of relief under the deep-blue sky.

    Parks and Gardens


Make your way up to the observation deck for some stunning views.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

And have fun this autumn with all the plans we’re proposing.