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Mudejar Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 8 Mudejar sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Sinagoga de Cordoba
    Cordoba, Spain
    Cordoba's synagogue was built in 1350. It is the only synagogue in Andalusia to survive the expulsion and inquisition of the Jews in 1492 and one of only three ancient synagogues left in Spain.
  • São João Evangelista and Lóios Convent
    Evora, Portugal
    This 15th-century church overlooking a Roman temple has a number of interesting features, including 18th-century tiles and an Arabian cistern. The convent is has been transformed into a hotel.
  • San Nicolás de los Servitas
    Madrid, Spain
    Located near the cathedral, this is the oldest church in Madrid (13th century). Its bell tower is the oldest structure in the city (12th century) and may have been part of a mosque.
  • San Pedro el Leal
    Madrid, Spain
    Madrid's second oldest church, San Pedro el Leal has an original Mudejar tower with a slight lean.
  • Santa Paula Convent
    Seville, Spain
    The most accessible of Seville's 17 active woman's convents, Santa Paula was built in 1475 in a mixture of Gothic, Mudejar and Renaissance styles.
  • Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz
    Toledo, Spain
    One of the oldest Moorish monuments in Spain, this tiny 10th-century mosque was built over a Visigothic chapel then converted into a church by King Alfonso.
  • Sinagoga del Transito
    Toledo, Spain
    Built in a Moorish style in 1366, this synagogue became a church after 1492 but is now being restored to its original form. Hebrew inscriptions adorn the walls of this major Jewish site.
  • Sinagoga de Santa Maria la Blanca
    Toledo, Spain
    Originally a synagogue and later a church, this 13th-century Mudejar building with white horseshoe arches looks more like a mosque.