Minaret at Iglesia de San Juan de los Reyes
Granada, Spain
Once serving the Jami' al-Ta'ibin, this late thirteenth century Almohad minaret today stands as the bell tower of the Iglesia de San Juan de los Reyes, itself a product of the sixteenth century and the first Catholic church in the city. The brick tower is square in plan and features an intricate band of interwoven geometric forms above a rectangular panel of blind double arches.


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Albaicín, Granada, Spain
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late 13th c./8th c. AH
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Minaret Jami' al-Ta'ibin
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