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Ronda Monuments

Ronda – Minaret of San Sebastian

Ronda Monuments

San Sebastian Minaret, Ronda

Minaret of San Sebastian, Ronda

This minaret belonged to a small mosque or oratory, possibly of the 14th Century.

After the Christian conquest it was converted into a church named San Sebastian, of which today remain only ruins with the exception of the old minaret converted into a bell-tower.

The minaret, which has similarities to some still remaining in the north of Africa, is divided into three sections. The first two are of Muslim origin, whilst the highest was adapted by the Christians to house the belfry. The lowest section is made of stone blocks with an ornate, Moorish horseshoe-shaped doorway on its western side with a segmented lintel. The second is of brick with two small, horseshoe arched windows on both sides, above which there used to be geometric designs in brick, of which now remain only traces in the upper part.

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