Church of Santa María de la Alhambra
|Church of Santa María de la Alhambra|
by Lawrence Bohme
This large, and not very beautiful, church was built on the site of the Alhambra's Great Mosque, which explains why it stands next to the palace baths. Another poignant memory of the past is the marble pillar which stands in front of the church, and which bears a plaque telling the story of two monks who entered the Moorish kingdom to preach their faith to the heretics. They were beheaded in this place by the Sultan Mohammed V, the ruler who created the lovely Courtyard of Lions.