I’m working on a new project and have been looking for examples of sanctuaries, places of worship, and sacred spaces. It is both fortuitous and serendipitous that I find myself in southern Spain because, apparently, this is where the world keeps all that stuff. This region marks the geographic convergence of three cultures: the Jews, the Catholics, and the Moors. From what I understand, the history is quite fraught between them, with one group invading and stealing strongholds from another, only then to be invaded and stolen from in return. Pardon my language, but it’s just your typical That’s mine! No it’s mine! bullshit.
The upside for us is that you can’t throw a stone without hitting one of the most spectacular cathedrals, chapels, churches, forts, mosques, or basilicas you’ve ever seen. Even the tiniest villages have their own humble churches, which by American standards would be considered cathedrals.
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