Cathedral of Saint Mary the Crowned Gibraltrar – GibSpain
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Cathedral of Saint Mary the Crowned Gibraltar

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. The 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. Marvel in the history of this castle and enjoy a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Gibraltar main street. Visit Gibraltar

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