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As part of the plans, the new place of worship would boast a 300metre-high minaret - making it one of the world's tallest, while the mosque would only be bettered in size by those in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
Mowafak Kanfach, of the Islamic Federation of Catalonia and founder of the city's Arabic Book Shop, said Barcelona's growing Muslim community was in need of a purpose-built mosque, rather than the current situation where people worship in shops and the basements of houses - which has led to neighbourhood conflicts. If the ¿2.2 billion scheme is approved by city planners the historic bullring, which has been empty since staging its last bullfight in September 2011, would become the biggest mosque in Europe Mr Kanfach, who said that the Emir was keen on buying the bullring, said chances of the project being approved could be boosted by the fact the Qatar Foundation, a non-profit organisation founded by the current Emir's father, already has a strong presence in the city, and the state-owned He said that the new mosque could become a popular tourist attraction, and would also house a Qur'an study centre for 300 students, as well as a museum of Islamic art and history, restaurants and shops which would be open to all members of the public, regardless of faith.
During the Triassic period , large quantities of calcareous mud settled on the fond of the ancient Mediterranean sea, transforming into the calcareous-dolomite marble which at present shelter the caves.
At the end of Cretaceous/ beginning of the Miocene period, which began some 65 million years ago and lasted up to 5 million years ago, drifts between the tectonic layers of Africa and Europe resulted in the creation of the Beticas mountains, including the Sierra Tejeda or Almijara.
Later, due to mountain slides in the region, the subterranean waters were forced into the lower layers and, as a consequence, the caves started to refill with carbonate deposits, stalactites and stalagmites.
In the last 800,000 years (Middle Pleistocene and Holocene) the impressive stalactites and stalagmites have formed following further settling of calcite.
The lighting in the caves has been very carefully thought out, as it is done in such a way that it enhances the already impressive caverns. Some of the rock formations almost look man-made at times, beautifully sculpted, and one half expects to see a little label saying ‘Made in Taiwan’.
It takes very little imagination to see all sorts of faces and shapes in the rocks, the whole scene looking somewhat like a fairytale or alien landscape. As people wander around, you almost get the sense of ‘reverence’, voices kept to a whisper as if everyone was in a library or church.
East of the town on the N-340 in Maro are the Cuevas de Nerja, which were only discovered in 1959 and contain wall paintings believed to be at least 20,000 years old.