Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, Malaga

Discover Renaissance beauty in the heart of Andalucía at Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga. Constructed in the 16th century, the cathedral is referred to by locals as “La Manguita,” as it boasts only one high tower instead of the traditional two-tower design. Tour the cathedral’s many chapels, admiring grand artwork and details like the ornate Neoclassical altarpiece depicting the patron saints of Málaga and the carved mahogany, 17th-century choir stalls. Visit the museum on the second floor to see ceremonial treasures and important artifacts. Make Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga a part of your Malaga vacation plans using our Malaga travel route planner .
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  • A very beautiful monument, a beautiful place of worship load history! A great moment of recollection... and a lot of people!
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  • The sheer scale of this place would create an engineering challenge for any construction firm today, we have been here a few times before so you know what it's like, until you walk in and realise that...  more »
  • A visit of about 2.5 hours in a calm and collected. The ticket price includes an interesting audio tour. Some Baroque chapels too for my personal taste. You can't go from Malaga without visiting it!
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  • Beautiful cathedral, which is worth a visit! The audio guide is included in the mandatory entrance fee, but the told stories are only telling descriptive facts about the architecture ("the column is in the style xx" "The upper window dates from the year xxxx") instead of revealing the historical background of the church.
  • Audio guide is very informative and the attention to detail in the displays and building itself is perfect. It is a little pricey If you are over 25 but still worth a visit to this piece of history.
  • Absolutely stunning Cathedral. Well worth a visit. 6 euros entry with audio guide.
  • most beautiful cathedral I visited in Andalucia. Just a bit too crowded
  • Lovely outside. Lovely inside. Interesting the picture of Saint Paul.

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For a chance to experience the heart of the city center, you will want to stay in the area surrounding Calle Larios and Alameda Principal. This constitutes the commercial shopping district of the city and is a convenient walk to the city's main attractions and beaches. Another option is the historical city center, where an array of lively tapas bars and shops intermix with the dramatic Gothic architecture. For a true beach vacation, choose to stay in one of the hotels lining the city beach where you can soak up views of the beautiful Costa Dorada away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
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