The Mezquita, which means mosque in Spanish, is a present day Roman Catholic Cathedral located in the city. It originally was a Roman temple and over a thousand columns in the current church made of jasper, onyx and marble mostly belonged to the original Roman temple and several other Roman building in the area. A new church was built on the foundation of the temple in 600 AD by the Visigoths. But when Moorish forces occupied the city in 711 they started to turn it into a mosque. When the Christians took it back in 1236, they re-consecrating it very quickly back into a church.
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