San Sebastián, Toledo

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San Sebastián
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39.8535ºN 4.0255ºW
Location Toledo
Country Spain
Former name(s) AL-Dabbagin
Founded 10th Century
Dedication Concert Hall and Exibitions
Architectural type Mudejar
Completed 15th Century
Province Toledo

San Sebastian is one of the oldest churches of Toledo, Spain. It once was close to the former city gate called "Bab-al-Dabbagin" also known by its Spanish name as "Puerta de los Curtidores" (English translation: gate of the tanners). Archeological research shows that it was originally built as a mosque in the 10th century,[1] and enlarged in the 11th century. The mosque was called Al-Dabbagin.,[2] sometimes transliterated as Adabaquín. Some time after 1085 it became the church of one of the six Toledan parishes of the Mozarabic rite.[3] The architectural reconstruction dates from the late 12th or 13th century.

San Sebastian, Toledo

The church as it now remains shows the characteristics of the Mudéjar architectural style, with rich Arabic decorations. The tower of the church shows characteristics of the former minaret that stood in its place and is from the 15th century.[4]

Concert Hall and Museum[edit]

Since 1916 in the hands of the Concorcio de Toledo, the building is used as a Concert Hall and center for expositions of contemporary artists.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "El Consorcio vuelve a mostrar el «Patrimonio Desconocido»" on: (06-11-2007) [1]
  2. ^ The existence of the Al-Dabbagin mosque is attested by a short reference by Ibn Baskuwal (1101-83) reported by Fath ibn Ibrahim. see: Actas de las i jornadas de Cultura Islámica, Toledo, Instituto Occidental de Cultura Islámica (ed.) 1987, p. 158
  3. ^ "Iglesias Desaparecidas" "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2008-12-01.  (retrieved on December 1, 2008)
  4. ^ Matilde Revuelta Tubino, Inventario Artistico de Toledo, Madrid, Centro Nacional de Informaciones Artística, 1983-89, p.320
  5. ^ "Música y patrimonio se citan en la iglesia de San Sebastián de Toledo". abc (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Exposición Lita Mora en la Iglesia de San Sebastián - Toledo 30 Aniversario". Toledo 30 Aniversario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-04-01. 

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Coordinates: 39°51′13″N 4°01′32″W / 39.8535°N 4.0255°W / 39.8535; -4.0255