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TIME : 2016/2/19 1:17:00

This little mezquita stands above the town about five minutes’ walk from the main square. The almost perfectly preserved mosque, a rare find in this region, is like a miniature version of Córdoba's great mosque. Despite being Christianised in the 13th century, it retains nearly all its original Islamic features: the horseshoe arches, the semicircular mihrab, an ablutions fountain and various Arabic inscriptions. Even older are the capitals of the columns nearest the mihrab, which are Roman. The original square minaret adjoins the building. Just below is Almonaster's 19th-century bullring.