Colegiata Santa Maria la Mayor, Alquezar

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  • The collegiate church is very well preserved and the paintings of the cloister are very impressive. The guide was very friendly and very well informed
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  • Well-preserved collegiate, the Guide gives all kinds of details about the history of the building and its inhabitants
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  • This well-preserved collegiate is located on top of Alquézar. The views from the viewpoint of the input are great. Inside you can visit paying entrance and at a particular time (better learn before), but it is worth. The entrance courtyard frescoes are precious.
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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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