Mezquita de Almonaster la Real

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Mezquita de Almonaster la Real

Mezquita de Almonaster la Real
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Independent_Joe
Winchester, UK445 contributions
Well worth a visit if you are nearby. Much history. Good views form the top too. Interesting glimpse of the Islamic past
Written September 5, 2018
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Chileice
Spain2,991 contributions
Couples
This is well worth a detour to see... and you will have to detour. It is not on the main track to anywhere. But the town itself is beautiful, the mezquita holds a simple elegance of form from so many hundreds of years ago and the views from there are spectacular. I already want to go back. When we were there, we were the only people on the property, so it is not overrun by tourists. It is also free. It is a bit of a walk to get up to it, but that is nothing unusual for Spain.
Written June 16, 2018
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Emira T
Tunis, Tunisia876 contributions
Couples
Definitely worth a visit!
In addition to vestiges of Roman occupation, the monument testifies of its use as a church under the Visigoth period. In the IX-Xth c., under the reign of And Al Rahman III, it becomes a mosque. It is worth noting that the town's actual name "Almonaster" derives from the Arabic term "Al-Munastyr" which was given by the Muslims to designate ancient Christian temples. After the Portuguese conquest (XIIIthc), the monument becomes a Church. There is an interesting mix of influences and it is precisely what makes this building unique and worth a stop.
The mosque is opened everyday from 9am to 8pm (even during holidays) and it is free.
Adjacent is the Plaza de Toros with its bullfighting ring built in 1891.
Written April 27, 2017
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MisterD-01
Melbourne, Australia618 contributions
Friends
Traversing the cobbled streets, we made our way up to the Mezquita.
We had canine company (we named him Rex) who escorted us all the way. What a regal creature.
Walking into the Mezquita, I must say was calming. The large basin with its offerings strewn across the base, was a vessel of sustenance for Rex, who lapped at its cooling waters.
The views from the peak the Mezquita was perched on nothing short of spectacular. The tower which stood guard over the Mezquita and adjacent bull ring was a little interesting to negotiate as the steps and passageway are very narrow. Watch the height as your head could find a new position against the stones.
Again, a place to sit and contemplate as the views are majestic. Rex was never far away. It was as if he was a guardian angel.
Well worth the minutes it takes to get up to the Mezquita,
Written January 1, 2014
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Simone S
Seville, Spain758 contributions
Family
What an astonishing place! This mosque is unique! It was actually built over a visigoth cathedral, of which some rests are displayed inside, and after the Portuguese reconquista a Catholic church was built upon it but without disrupting the original structure (of the IX century).
Truly unique, worth a visit without a doubt!
Written August 16, 2019
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Maureen600
Swanage, Dorset223 contributions
Friends
A lovely white-washed village to walk around and well worth the walk up to the Mezquita. A beautiful historic building with an amazing atmosphere, views over the countryside etc.
Written May 20, 2019
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Romain A
Seville, Spain258 contributions
Friends
Had a lot of fun in that wonderful village. The mosque is little but splendid and well conserved, it's a must in the area.
Written February 13, 2019
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Simon W
Sheffield, UK36 contributions
Beautiful architecture with wonderful views. Quiet unspoilt and no tourists. All above an idyllic village.
Written August 29, 2018
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eagleslayer
Brighton and Hove, UK90 contributions
Couples
A lovely walk though a sleepy and beautiful village or you can drive up but limited parking. The walk is worth it.
A serene atmosphere with views down the valleys with birds of prey floating on the updrafts.
Spent some time here just taking it all in.
Not to be missed.
Written June 9, 2017
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Borderer12
UK379 contributions
Couples
This building is small and very simple compared with the great mosques elsewhere. As an example of an everyday rural place of worship it was very moving. Its location on the hill gave superb views over the glorious countryside through which the visitor passes to reach this place and we were lucky enough to see eagles soaring above. It is a pity that the old bullring next door is totally inaccessible and you can't even peep through a crack in the door.
Written April 10, 2017
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