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The Church of the Divine Savior or simply El Salvador , is located in the Plaza del Salvador in Seville and is the largest temple in the city after the cathedral. Although in your yard can be seen traces of the Roman and Visigoth , the building was built over the remains of Ibn Adabbas , Mosque of Muslim Seville (ninth century). When Christians conquered Seville, initially allowed its use as a mosque, but in the year 1340 was converted into the parish of El Salvador . It was also agreed to hold the rank of second temple boasted of the city, for it was granted the collegiate character. So this building would maintain a religious use until 1671, when the time she got to write about a sharp deterioration. Its construction as we see today began in 1674 with architect Stephen Garcia , ending in 1712 from the hands of architect Leonardo de Figueroa. Later would be subjected to a thorough restoration work is completed in early 2008 returning to the temple all its glory.

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