Almonaster la Real
|Almonaster la Real|
|Town and Municipality|
|Municipality||Almonaster la Real|
|• Mayor||Jacinto José Vázquez López (PSOE-A)|
|• Total||322 km2 (124 sq mi)|
|• Land||322 km2 (124 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.00 km2 (0.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||5.6/km2 (15/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Source: INE (Spain)|
Mezquita, the Mosque 10th century
It is an oddly-shaped building, made of brick and stone in a trapezoid shape, probably because of the hilly terrain.
The Mihrab has lost its paint, and looks quite archaic; only the brick and stone is visible.
To the North is the Alminar Square. The mosque probably only had one entrance, in the northernmost section of the second nave from the East.
What little light it would have had would have come in via the patio, the door and 3 narrow or small windows, 2 to the left of the Mihrab and 2 to its right.
In the oration room, 16 undated tombs were found.
When Spain became Christian, many changes were made, including the addition of a central axis in accordance with the new religion. The old door and the North flank were also reconstructed. Despite these changes, the whole building still retains a rustic charm.
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