Madrid: Catedral de la Almudena, Christ

Madrid: Catedral de la Almudena, Christ

When the capital of Spain was transferred from Toledo to Madrid in 1561, the seat of the Church in Spain remained in Toledo.

The Catedral de la Almudena‘s construction began in 1879, but the cathedral was not completed until 1993, when it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II. The cathedral seems to have been built on the site of a medieval mosque that was destroyed in 1085 when Alfonso VI conquered Madrid.

Source: Wikipedia

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