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Mosque of Christ of the Light
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Toledo At Your Own Pace from Madrid
Ranked #34 of 126 things to do in Toledo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Not too sure on the history but this is a historical building which is worth the small admission fee of €2.50, you get to see this centuries old building. You can climb a bit and see a small little garden and then see a beautiful view of the city.

Definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 14 June 2013

A very interesting slice of history and a very unique church, which captures the essence of Toledo. A combination of mosque and church it is quite remarkable, however there is not much else to see inside. Being very old most of the décor has faded, however considering how old the structure is, you feel a part of history.

Thank FelitaF
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

Although deserted for a while, this mini Mosque (Mezquita) represents a remarkable, still invariant, moorish sign in Toledo hill. Very well preserved from the exterior and the interior. Yet some fanatics have written some quotes from the Holy Quran & slogans in Arabic on its interior walls which should not be allowed by the authorities since this is a historical monument to preserve and reinstate to its original state.

entrance fee: 2 euro (comes with a flyer)

Thank CedroLibani
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

There's something about this small ancient building (AD 999) that is captivating. Originally a mosque privately built by a Muslim hoping for a reward from Allah, it became a church a century or so later when the Christian King Alfonso VIII conquered Toledo.
It's in good shape considering its age; the Christian frescoes, the Islamic arches, the nine vaults--each of different design, are fascinating to see. The glassed-in part of the floor are apparently Roman ruins (a road?). We were a small group of a Christian art historian, a Christian historian, and a Muslim designer--we all loved it!

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

This is an exquisite little fragment of Toledo's Moslem past, knocked about by the Christian conquerors but lovingly restored, with some attempt to provide a suitable surrounding space. It isn't very well explained but the brickwork is so lovely one's imagination makes up for that, especially with the presence of even earlier remains (what looks like a Roman roadway). It is a little off the main tourist beat (but very near one of the lovely mediaeval gateways). Well worth the effort.to find it.

Thank argein
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