Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned, Gibraltar
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The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Crowned is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Gibraltar. It is the primary centre of Catholic worship in the Diocese of Gibraltar.History15th centuryThe original building of the current cathedral was built during the Spanish period. Just after the conquest of the city to the Moors, the main mosque was decreed to be stripped of its Islamic past and consecrated as the parish church (named Santa Maria la Coronada y San Bernardo). However, under the rule of the Catholic Monarchs, the old building was demolished and a new church was erected, in Gothic style. The cathedral's small courtyard is the remnant of the larger Moorish court of the mosque. The Catholic Monarchs' coat of arms was placed in the courtyard where it can still be seen today. The cathedral extended to the opposite side of what is now Main Street.18th to 20th centuriesThe church of St. Mary the Crowned was the only Catholic church or institution that was not ransacked by the troops that took over the city in 1704. It was successfully protected by its staunch pastor, Juan Romero, his curate, and his bell-ringer. Thus, it is the only place where Catholic worship has been taken place uninterruptedly from the definite Christian re-conquest of the town.Use our Gibraltar itinerary planner to visit Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned on your trip to Gibraltar, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Ook dit kan je niet voorbij lopen, heel even naar binnen in de cathredral kijken. leuk om te doen, het is eenvoudig maar mooi.This too can not pass, you quite awhile to look inside the Cathedral. fun to do, it's simple but beautiful.show original
Prachtige kerk in Main street,hier echt even naar binnen gaan. De moeite waard deze mooie kerk met prachtige beelden.Beautiful church in Main street, here really just go in. Worth this beautiful church with beautiful images.show original
É uma catedral pequena, bem singela, na rua principal da cidade. Vale uma visita rápida, é grátis e de fácil acesso.Is a small Cathedral, well simple, on the main street of the city. Worth a quick visit, it's free and easy to access.show original
Giblartarska Katedra z Polskim akcentem w wnętrzu, obrazem Matki Boskiej Częstochowskiej i tablicą upamiętniającą gen. W. Sikorskiego.
i liked the place it is very nice for the family.
Antonio Gómez OchoaThis great. Beautiful English cathedral... 😭show original
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