Our next tour of Andalusia will be taking place in 2018. The dates are not finalised yet, but we expect it to take place in late September/early October.
The itinerary follows in the footsteps of Muhyiddin Ibn ʿArabi, starting in Murcia, Ibn ʿArabi's birthplace almost 850 years ago, with a 2-day seminar. We then travel across Andalusia visiting all the major centres of Islamic Spain, including Cordoba, Granada, Ronda and Almeria, as well as less-known places where the breath of al-Andalus can still be felt and experienced. The tour concludes in Seville, the town where he spent most of his early adult life. It includes specialist guides, meetings with contemporary Sufi practitioners, hands-on classes on traditional geometry and Islamic art as well as a final evening of flamenco.
The tour is led by two senior research fellows of the Muhyiddin Ibn ʿArabi Society, Stephen Hirtenstein (author of The Unlimited Mercifier) and Jane Carroll (a practising architect and specialist on Islamic geometry).
If you are interested in joining us, please write and let us know, and we will put your name down on a mailing list.
See an interactive map of the 2014 tour.
Read a traveller's reflections on the 2011 tour.