Famous Moorish Revival Buildings

List of famous buildings in the Moorish Revival movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of Moorish Revival buildings, structures and monuments includes information like what city the structure is in, and when it was first opened to the public. There are a lot of historic Moorish Revival structures around the world, so why not save some money and check them out here without having to pay for travel? These popular Moorish Revival buildings attract visitors from all over the world, so if you're ever near them you should definitely pay them a visit. This list includes Vorontsov Palace, New York City Center and more items.

This list is a great source for answering the questions, "What are the most famous Moorish Revival buildings?" and "What do Moorish Revival buildings look like?"

  • The Adamson House and its associated land, which was known as Vaquero Hill in the nineteenth century, is a historic house and gardens in Malibu, California. The residence and estate is on the coast, within Malibu Lagoon State Beach park. It has been called the "Taj Mahal of Tile" due to its extensive use of decorative ceramic tiles created by Rufus Keeler of Malibu Potteries. The house was built in 1930 for Rhoda Rindge Adamson and Merritt Huntley Adamson, based on a Mediterranean Revival design by Stiles O. Clements of the architectural firm of Morgan, Walls & Clements. The Adamson House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and designated as California Historical ...more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1930
    • City/Town: Malibu, California, USA
    • Created By: Stiles O. Clements
    • Style: Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture, Mediterranean Revival Style architecture, Moorish Revival
  • Alcazar Hotel

    The Alcazar Hotel is a registered historic building in the Cedar-Fairmount district of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, listed in the National Register on 1979-04-17. The hotel was built in 1923 in the Spanish-Moorish style, based on hotels such as the Alcazar and Ponce de León in St. Augustine, Florida. The interior courtyard, with a covered arcade, is decorated with colored glazed tiles and a central fountain. The architect was Harry T. Jeffery; sculpture was done by Fischer and Jirouch. Prominent guests included Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Mary Martin, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Lupe Velez and Johnny Weissmueller. In 1963, the hotel was sold and partially converted into a retirement home, with the ...more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1923
    • City/Town: Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA
    • Style: Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture, Moorish Revival
  • Arc de Triomf

    The Arc de Triomf is an arch in the manner of a memorial or triumphal arch in Barcelona. It was built as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas. The arch is built in reddish brickwork in the Neo-Mudéjar style. The front frieze contains the stone sculpture Barcelona rep les nacions by Josep Reynés. The opposite frieze contains a stone carving entitled Recompensa, a work from Josep Llimona's the earliest period, representing the granting of awards to the participants in the World Exposition. The friezes along the sides of the arch include allegories of Agriculture and Industry, works by Antoni Vilanova, and of Trade and Art by Torquat ...more
    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Created By: Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas
    • Style: Moorish Revival
  • Atalaya Castle

    Atalaya Castle, also known as Atalaya, was the winter home of industrialist and philanthropist Archer M. Huntington and his wife, the sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, located in Huntington Beach State Park near the Atlantic coast in Murrells Inlet, Georgetown County, South Carolina. Archer Huntington was a noted scholar of Spanish culture and art, and designed the residence in the Moorish Revival and Mediterranean Revival architecture styles from Spanish Andalusian coast models.
    • Opened: Jan 01 1931
    • City/Town: South Carolina, USA
    • Created By: Archer M. Huntington, William Thompson
    • Style: Mediterranean Revival Style architecture, Moorish Revival
  • Casa Vicens is a family residence in Barcelona, designed by Antoni Gaudí and built for industrialist Manuel Vicens. It was Gaudí's first important work. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí" in 2005. It was built in the period 1883-1889 and is located at Carrer de les Carolines 24, in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. The site was small compared to similar homes in the area. Nevertheless, the house is sizeable, measuring some 1,160 m² on four levels. This early work exhibits several influences, most notably the Moorish influence, particularly evident at the top. The house is constructed of undressed stone, rough red bricks, and colored ceramic tiles in ...more
    • City/Town: Barcelona, Spain
    • Created By: Antoni Gaudí
    • Style: Moorish Revival
  • The Central Synagogue is located at 652 Lexington Avenue on the corner of E 55th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York. Built in 1872 in the Moorish Revival style as a copy of Budapest's Dohány Street Synagogue, it pays homage to the Jewish existence in Moorish Spain. It has been in continuous use by a congregation longer than any other in the city. The building was designed by Henry Fernbach. The dramatic style of the building was the subject of much debate during the construction. Some felt its excess would inspire envy and stand in the way of assimilation. It is among the oldest synagogue buildings still standing in the United States. It was designated a National Historic Landmark ...more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1872
    • City/Town: New York, USA
    • Created By: Henry Fernbach
    • Style: Moorish Revival