Church of the Savior History in Albaicín District of Granada, Spain

Beneath your feet is part of the land where the Muslims built the Great Mosque of Granada in the 13th century. Within a few years after the city was conquered in 1492, an aggressive campaign was launched to convert the Muslims to Christianity. This did not go well. The Muslims living in Albaicín revolted violently from 1499 until suppressed in 1501. In response, most of their prized mosque (Mezquita Mayor del Albaicín) was leveled and replaced with the Church of the Savior. Nearly a century later, Iglesia del Salvador was rebuilt based on the plans of Juan de Maeda.


Placeta de Abad, 2, 18010 Granada, Spain


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