Colegiata Santa Maria la Mayor, Alquezar

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  • A really cosy village (off season) beautiful, calm and enjoy their surroundings.
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  • Alquézar is undoubtedly one of those peoples of Spain's visit for its incredible beauty and the Collegiate Church gives that captivating charm of a construction of impressive dimensions and a unique location that you do not expect. What was our surprise when tour guide that gives order to the visit confirms to us that we can access with our two dogs. A ten for this wonderful detail to understand that people who travel with animals usually educate them for this. A ten by the fact that your company is not a limitation for quality tourism. The highest score for its beauty, conservation, and this detail.
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  • It is a recommended visit if you visit the village of Alquézar. Old Moorish Castle converted into a collegiate church Christian in s.XI. The main and oldest is the Romanesque cloister with the capital of three heads and the Romanesque Christ of Lecina. Also murals and church organ. For three euros guided visit. Many steps, caution with children.
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  • The main church of Antequera Impressive, majestic, even overpowering - the words used to describe this Renaissance gem are many. It is the major church of the 28 that the city possesses, but is no longer used for religious services, but for concerts and cultural exhibitions. It is next to the Alcazaba, through the Giants' Arch - El Arco de los Gigantes. Built between 1514 and 1550 on the instigation of the Bishop of Malaga, it was the first church in Andalucia to be built in Renaissance style, and served as inspiration for part of the Cathedral of Granada. There is no free entrance for services, obviously, since there are none. The €3 fee is reduced to €1.50 for the over-65s, and it's worth waving your passport for the reduction both here and in the Alcazaba. I managed it with my TfL Freedom Bus Pass . . . my wrinkled face may have helped too! There is an interesting wall plaque commemorating the visit of the King and Queen, and a wooden float of the "Taranca", a mythical semi-religious figure half-woman, half serpent or dragon, which heads the processions at Corpus Christi, to the delight of the children watching. .
  • If you like looking at churches, you will like Antequera because it has quite a few - there are twenty-eight churches in all but the finest of the religious buildings is the 16th century Real Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor, which has been designated a national monument.
  • Amazing place with great views and scenic road leading to it. This is one of the highlights of the area. Stick to the views restaurants around are mediocre and can be skipped
  • A beautiful collegiate church or to climb a little bit to reach it. 3 euros entry, free for children. A small Museum of ecclesiastical fashion. And some funny stuff which I let you discover. Very nice view of the village of Alquézar and the mountain and surrounding gorges.
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  • Interesting site close to the village. You don't have access for wheel chairs. Tourist par excellence and very pleasant town for walking.
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