Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa
|Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa|
|Year consecrated||mid-12th century|
|Architectural style||Early Gothic, Romanesque|
Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa (Arabic: كاتدرائية طرطوس) was a Catholic cathedral in the city of Tartus, Syria, erected during the 12th century. It has been described by historians as "the best-preserved religious structure of the crusades".
Tartus was allegedly the last holdings of the Knights Templars in the Near East. After capture, the cathedral was turned into a mosque. During the Ottoman period, the building was used as a stable. Since 1956, the prior church building has housed the National Museum of Tartus (the Tartus Museum), which exhibits some archaeological objects.
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