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Toledo - Church of the Savior, with the oldest minaret tower in Spain

Church of the Savior in Toledo

You know that in Toledo you can see the church that has the toweroldest minaret in Spain?

Indeed, it is about the Church of the Savior, which you will find on your walk through the pedestrian streets that lead from the central Zocodover Square until the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, very close to the Santo Tomé church, where you can see The Burial of the Count of Orgaz from El Greco.

The Church of the Savior It was previously a mosque built on the remains of a Visigoth temple, and its bell tower is the oldest minaret in Spain.


Old minaret tower of the Church of El Salvador in Toledo

You can still see Muslim decoration among its stones.

The old mosque It was consecrated as a church after the Christian reconquest of Toledo, at the beginning of the 12th century, and is currently the oldest church in the city.

Inside the church there is an archery with horseshoe arches, and one of the pilasters is of Visigothic origin, with a figurative decoration.

For visit the church of El Salvador from Toledo You have to pay 2.50 euros for the entrance, and the visiting hours are, from Monday to Saturday, from 10 to 17.45 hours and on Sundays, from 11.30 to 18.45 hours.


Church of the Savior in Toledo

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