A design style common in Spain where the Moors (Muslims from North Africa) were dominant from 711–1492. It is seen particularly in architecture, where its characteristics are the horseshoe-shaped arch and ornate, geometric decoration. The finest examples are the Mezquita at Cordoba (785–987) and the Alhambra, Granada (1338–90).
http://www.alhambradegranada.org. Alhambra website.