Mosque of El Salvador

The restoration and recovery works of the remains of the Mosque of El Salvador, property of the parish church of Santo Tomé, started at the end of May 2004 and ended on April 2005. The intervention of the Consortium of Toledo was based on the back patio of the church, and it mainly dealt with an archaeological study of the site, restoration of Structural elements (arches, walls, etc.), recovery of ornamentation (reused elements, capitals, Romanwell, decorative fragments, etc.), correction of the humidity problems of the chapel (wich has a dividing wall) in order to prepare the site for future visitors.

The building shows traces of the first phase of the occupation of the Muslims (9th-10th centuries), which is built on a late Romanic-Visigoth stratum, corresponding to the remains of a wall and parallel structure, with a semicircular mortar finish amd almagra paint, which could be related to the back of the Mosque's structure, since these have a south east orientation, in parallel to the qibla.

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