Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz
Puerta Nueva de Bisagra
Large portions of the old city walls remain intact and, for many people, the first sight of old Toledo are the imposing turrets of the...
Termas Romanas & Tolmo Museum
The very modest subterranean remains of Toledo's Roman baths will probably delay you for five minutes. More interesting is the small but...
Círculo de Arte
Toledo is day-trip fodder for many, but though its nightlife might not be exactly legendary, this 12th-century Mudéjar-style church,...
The 14th-century surroundings of columns, beams and barrel-vault ceilings are snazzily coupled with modern artwork and bright dining...
Calle del Cristo de la Luz · interesting places nearby
Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz information
On the northern slopes of town you'll find a modest, yet beautiful, mosque (the only one remaining of Toledo's 10) where architectural traces of Toledo's medieval Muslim conquerors are still in evidence. Built around AD 1000, it suffered the usual fate of being converted into a church (hence the religious frescos), but the original vaulting and arches survived.
According to local legend (which explains the mosque's unusual name), when Alfonso VI conquered Toledo for the Christians in 1085, his horse stopped outside the mosque and refused to continue. Closer investigations revealed a statue of Christ with its oil lamp apparently still burning more than three centuries after it was left there…