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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • I've seen enough cathedrals in my life but this one is really special and nice. 5 Euro for adults, discount for students to enter.
  • It's amazing. In my opinion it's more beautiful on the outside. Do walk it all around. There are two small gardens (and and toilet) you can enter without paying for the tickets. On the way out don't forget to see a little Muzeum - stairs up when passing through the gift shop. Came back at night as it is beautifully light up!
  • If you travel to Malaga you should visit the magnificent Cathedral there. Ticket will cost you £5.00 per person but it is well worth it. Just nice place to visit and soak up the atmosphere .
  • . 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! .
  • An amazing place to visit. Just a minutes walk from the entrance to Alcazaba. The only drawback is the €5 entry fee.

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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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