A cultural crossover: from mosque to cathedral.
It is built over the ruins of the Main Mosque. The project was developed in the 17th century and it was built in the 18th. It was finally rebuilt between 1948 and 1961.
Inside, 18th-century statues and canvasses are mixed in with the work of renowned contemporary artists such as Castillo Lastrucci and Minarro. Special mention should be made of the 15th-century Virgen Capitana, of Portuguese origin. It has a neo-Classical doorway in black marble. The choir stalls are located in the front section of the nave. The Baroque altarpiece in the Santísimo chapel is also a very beautiful and highly important work.
Origin: 17th century
Artistic period: Neo-classical
Historic period: 18th century
Setting: Moorish fortress, Virgen de África Sanctuary, Ntra. Sra. del Valle Shrine, Museum, San Pedro chapels.
Plaza de África s/n
51001 Ceuta (Ceuta)http://www.ceuta.es/patrimoniocultural
Closing days: Monday
Church can only be visited during hours of worship.
Check the website for information on opening times.
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