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Santa María la Mayor Church

This church is located in the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent. It was built by order of the Catholic Monarchs where the main mosque once stood. It is Gothic in its structure, but the main altar is Renaissance style. One of the things you should look out for is the archway leading to the mihrab, which is typical of all mosques. Part of the wall still remains, which leads to the back of the altar. At Easter, you can see the Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus of Health and the Virgin of Bitterness leaving the church. Also located in this Church is the San Luis Bible, a book of biblical teachings that Doña Blanca de Castilla commissioned the Bishop of Paris to pass on to his son, the future King Louis IV of France.

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