Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, Malaga

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful church, large naves and a cleaning maniac. A little extreme, the cost of the entrance fee of € 5.00 without Guide
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  • Would recommend a visit to this stunning Cathedral. Walk around and admire (5euros admission). Even though lots of visitors I was able to find a quiet bench to sit and reflect. 
  • Here also the visits are free on Sundays, when the front doors are opened. The other days the visit is made by a door to funds. It was built on the site of an old mosque, demolished. One of the towers is not complete due to lack of resources at the time so it is locally known as the "manquinha"
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  • 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!
  • Impressive cathedral at the Base of the moorish palace and next to the old Roman theatre. Impressive both inside and outside.
  • Amazing place to visit I've never seen such beauty in a building. Something I shall keep with me always.
  • Visited in April 2016. Absolutely beautiful architecture. This place is definitely worth seeing, it was even bigger than what I expected from the pictures I had seen online.
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