Castillo de San Marcos

The Castillo de San Marcos is a fortress church built on the foundations of a mezquitaEs the tenth century, located in El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain and made erect the monarch Alfonso X the Wise in honor of the Virgin after taking the city.

History

The Castillo de San Marcos in El Puerto de Santa María is constructed from an ancient Islamic mosque is transformed into fortified church in times of Alfonso X El Sabio towards the year 1264, which reinforces its foundation taking advantage of the remains of a nearby Roman building , endowing it with vaulted roofs and fortifying the sanctuary with four towers, two hexagonal and two quadrangular, using the ground floor as the first chapel to the Virgin of Miracles.