The exhibition Los Castillos de al-Andalus is currently taking place at the Sala Mercado in Nerja and continues until April 29th. Report.
The exhibition is open Monday-Friday from11:00-13:00 and from 18:00-21:00, Saturdays from 18:00-21:00 and Sundays from 11:00-13:00.
Al-Andalus was the name given to the Iberian peninsular following the invasion by Muslim forces in AD 711 and the exhibition gives us a brief glimpse into the life and culture during the Muslim period.
The lighting is ‘subdued’ as we follow a zig-zag path past various information boards, TV screens and exhibits. Quite a good utilisation of the floor space in fact.
I suppose, in some ways, it could be described as being on the minimalistic side, despite the presence of a ruddy great cannon, but it works very well. All explanations and information boards are in Spanish, by the way, although the leaflet about the exhibition is available in English and goes into quite some detail.
I was quite surprised by the size of the cannonballs compared to the size of the cannon itself. Bit like a bazooka firing peas!
Well worth wandering in if you are passing the Sala Mercado (calle San Miguel/Plaza de la Ermita). The musical instrument, by the way is called a ‘Laud’.