Church of Santiago, Toledo

Santiago del Arrabal is a church in Toledo, Spain, built in 1245–48, at the orders of Sancho II, on the site of an earlier building, possibly a mosque. Many characteristics of Islamic architecture, such as the horseshoe arch, have remained in the present building which is built in the Mudéjar style.

Santiago del Arrabal, view from the Puerta de Bisagra Nueva
A portal of the church

The church is dedicated to Saint James ("Santiago" in Spanish), "del Arrabal" refers to its location on the outskirts of Toledo (Arrabal being a Spanish word of Arabic origin). The patrons of the church during its foundation were members of the Diosdado family, knight commanders of the Order of Santiago.

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