Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, Malaga
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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. Using our world travel planner, Malaga attractions like Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • For only five euro this cathedral is well worth visiting. It is a huge space with multiple altars venerating various saints and beautiful artwork it is more like a museum. The people around the buildi...  more »
  • Should you be sure times visited. Photos are not allowed during trade fairs. You can photograph the individual chapels. Also the currently unused portion of the building. Some areas are locked for devotions and praying people are not disturbed. Totally OK for me. Unfortunately at the entrance to many annoying beggar.
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  • It is a baroque Cathedral as I have seen many others and the most beautiful and original. The price (of entry) is not worth the candle. His only originality is its unfinished tower which earned him the name of "Manquita" (manchotte). No need to pay to see...
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  • . Get a new view of the city - they have now opened the cathedral roof to visitors! You've seen it from a distance. You've seen peeking over the rooftops as you strolled round the old town. You've seen it close up. You've seen it inside. And now you can see it as you have never seen it before . . . A magnificent cathedral, a landmark visible all over the city, and now you can visit the roof! In the summer months, you can buy a ticket to climb 50 metres up to the domed roof of the cathedral and get a most unusual view both of the cathedral - the roof has a number of domes - and of the city. You'll need to be fit as there are more than 200 steps up! Tuesday to Sunday (not Monday therefore), from 10.30 to 2.30, going up in groups of maximum 50 people. There will be a group every half hour. The price is 6€, although Spanish OAPs, students and unemployed have a reduced price of 3€. If you have a head for heights, well worth a go! .
  • A beautiful cathedral, both externally and internally. There is also the opportunity to go up on the roof and see a beautiful view of the center of Malaga.
  • Looks awesome. A monumental place. Entrance fee at this moment is 5€ pp
  • Málaga's Renaissance Cathedral was begun in 1528 on the site of a mosque. However, the building is still incomplete, as one of the two towers remains unfinished. To be fair most of the building - the interior, the main facade and one of the towers - were completed in 1782, a mere 254 years later! It was worth the wait for the building is quite splendid especially the Baroque façade which faces the Plaza del Obispo. Whilst the exterior is quite exuberant, the interior is rather solemn – mostly Renaissance but with some Baroque embellishments.
  • Magnificent. Just a tip, on Sunday masses you can enter the cathedral for free and have a look around after the mass. On regular days you have to pay around around 5-8 euros, students have discount but bring an ID!