Church of Cristo de la Luz

The Church of Cristo de la Luz, formerly the Bab al-Mardum Mosque, was one of the ten mosques that the city once had and is the best preserved. Founded in 999, various elements, mainly an apse, were added to it in the 12th century, after the Christian conquest of the city, making it one of the oldest known examples of Mudéjar art.

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The Holy Cathedral Church, Consecrated to the Virgin Mary in her Assumption into heaven, began to be built in 1226, under the mandate of Archbishop D. Rodrigo Jimenez de Rada, on the foundations of the Visigoth Cathedral of the S. VI, which was used as a mosque. The construction is Gothic style with a clear French influence. It measures 120 m long by 60 m wide. It is composed of 5 naves, supported by 88 columns and 72 vaults. The side naves extend behind the Main Chapel surrounding the presbytery and creating a girola with a double semicircular corridor. Its first architect is the master Martun, of French origin, to whom the traces of the plan and the beginnings of the work at the head of the temple are due.