It’s the mixture of two cultures and the embodiment of none. There is not another place like it in the world as far as I know. It’ a mosque that someone turned into a Christian church. Many people felt that the mosque was butchered and the church was never really built. Some people can’t accept the melding of the two cultures, the two lifestyles, the two traditions, and the two religions. I think the place is special. I think the place is unique and uniqueness is one of the things I look for when I travel. I’m glad I got to see it again. It’s truly one of the great religious structures to be found in the world.
This palace is technically known as the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs. In the earliest of times the site where the Alcazar now stands contained a fortress built by the Visigoths. The fortress that is there today was originally an Arab fortress that they built in the 8th century. In the 12th century the fort was taken by Christian forces. It served as a residences of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon at one time. During the Spanish Inquisition the Alcazar figured as a prominent location of some of the tribunals. The Spanish government made the Alcazar a tourist attraction in the 1950s.
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