Iglesia de la Magdalena, Toledo

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Iglesia de la Magdalena

The Iglesia de la Magdalena is a church located in the city of Toledo, in Castile-La Mancha, Spain. Founded by Mozarabs during Muslim rule.[1] Its oldest documentary mention dates from 1153, and should have been in its beginnings a typical Mudéjar church. At present, the oldest part of the Church is the tower, which dates back to the 14th century and was initially exempt. The church was later reformed in the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, highlighting the Chapel of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso (now the Virgen del Amparo).

In 1936 the Iglesia de la Magdalena, located very close from the Alcázar, suffered with harsh effects of bombing and fighting during the siege of the Alcázar. Several images were mutilated with blows and axes by Republicans. The most valuable loss was that of the famous Christ of the Waters, protagonist of an old legend. The church was restored in 1946.

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  1. ^ Pablete, ciudaddelastresculturastoledo.blogspot.com. "Iglesia de la Magdalena Toledo". 

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