Cristo de la Luz Mosque

The original building is of an almost square base from the Caliph age. It is almost preserved intact and represents, because of its originality, the most important example of Islamic art in Toledo.

It was erected in 999 by the architect Musa ibn Alí, according to an inscription in Kufic symbols on the main facade. Inside, the naves are split between nine spaces covered by ribbed vaults, all different, thanks to four exterior columns with Visigoth capitals, around which there are twelve horseshoe arches.

In the XII Century, a Roman-Mudejar sanctuary was formed by a semi-circular apse and a straight presbytery and decorated inside with Roman frescoes to adapt it to Christian worship. On the outside it is decorated with blind horseshoe arcades, access being through three doors with three different arches. polylobate, round and horseshoe.

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