Seville, Spain and Canary Islands
Seville was founded by the Romans, occupied by the Moors, and then back into Christian hands in 1248. The old mosque was used as a church until 1401, when they decided to replace it.
‘Let’s construct a church so large future generations will think we were mad’.
And 100 years later it was done. And it’s big.
The mosque’s original minaret (the Giralda) still towers beside it. Of course the Christians had to put their new weathervane on top of it…