The Oldest European Building in America Predates Columbus By 359 Years

How is that even possible?

Entrance to the cloisters in Miami. ( Rolf Müller / CC BY-SA 3.0)

InIn the year 1133CE, construction began on a remote hilltop in Castille by King Alfonso VII. At the time, the Reconquista was in full swing and the Christian kings had a policy of erecting Catholic institutions on areas formerly owned or in proximity to Moorish Muslims. The monastery was constructed…



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