Urban planning gives land to build the Mosque of Seville in Los Bermejales / ABC Categories: NOTICIAS

The Islamic Community will build on a plot of Los Bermejales at the foot of the Centenary Bridge, the first contemporary mosque in Seville, a work that they intend to be emblematic and as a reference place of worship for Muslims from all over the world, similar to the one recently built in Granada.

The agreement of the cession of the lands by means of surface rights was approved yesterday by the Council of the Urban Planning Management and responds to a request made to the City Council by the president of the Islamic Community in Spain, Miguel Ángel Ruiz Callejas in December 2003. In his request, the also president of the Granada Mosque Foundation, recalled that although the entity, formed for the most part by Muslim Spanish converts since 1978, has a headquarters in the Plaza Ponce de León in Seville, it was the desire of the same to build a mosque similar to that of Granda due to the success of its reception and as a meeting place for cultures that it had had.

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