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Ayto Vélez-Málaga | Concejalía de Turismo

Mihrab Arch

Mihrab Arch is a directional niche which is really a liturgical axis that takes the form of a key hole arch in the same way as it does on the Mosque “qibla” wall.
Our Mihrab Arch belonged to a Mosque from the Nazar period which is defined by rich plaster decoration. It consists of lobed keystones in a radial arrangement, profuse decoration of interlaced plant motifs and palmettes made by finger impressions. The Arch is framed by molding whose sides are covered by an epigraphic strip with Koranic text.

At the moment it is a tourist information point which can be visited during working hours: Monday to Sunday (10:00 to 14:00), Monday to Saturdays (16:00 to 20:00) and
Holidays (10:00 to 14:00)

Address: Plaza de la Gloria, 1. (1 Gloria Square)

Telephone: 952541104

Source: E.M.C. Artistic and Historical Department. Culture and Heritage Council

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