armband for REAL ZARAGOZA VS SD HUESCA
For the next fixture this campaign, against Real Zaragoza at La Romareda, our captain will wear an armband to bond both provinces together. In this case, we’ll focus on the Mudejar art, present in all the provinces in Aragon, like in the highway that connects the three of them, called Autovia Mudejar.
The Mudejar style is totally unique – it does not belong to any European, Western or Islamic culture but it is the result of social-, political- and cultural-based circumstances produced by specific conditions and time.
It is the heritage of the coexistence of three very different cultures combined, which makes the Aragonese people proud, as it has been included in Unesco’s World Heritage List as a unique historical site. It is one of the main artistic representations and it is universally known to be from Aragon.
This style can be found in Alfarje de los Azlor, in the Villahermosa Palace (Huesca). Thus, this armband bears the flag of Aragon along with the Mudejar art as a symbol of unity.
Aljaferia Palace • Zaragoza
The wooden panelled ceiling of the Trone Room in the Aljaferia Palace is one of the jewels of the Mudejar style from Aragon. It is a panelled ceiling mainly designed of carved wood. There are geometrical Mudejar shapes, as well as several motives, in bright gold (hanging pins, vegetal and geometrical shapes…). It was built at the time when the Aljaferia became the royal palace of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain.
Examples of the Aragonese Mudejar heritage can be found in the province of Huesca, too. Take the pulpit in the Sala de Limosnas of the Huesca Cathedral, the only one we have got from the four built back in the 16th century (together with those in Casbas, Montearagón and Concatedral of Monzón.) It is decorated with intertwined shapes that have a four-petal flower in the centre. Here you can find the amazing and unknown Mudejar Route in the city of Huesca.