Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, Marbella

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Dating from the 16th century, Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion is a church with ornate gold and silver decorations. Artists Pedro del Castillo and Salvador Galvez designed the main façade. Highlights of the church include the high altar, which is decorated completely in gold. Also check out the pipe organ, as it’s considered an important musical instrument in Spain. The statues you will find inside are featured in parades during Holy Week. Use our Marbella day trip planner to add Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion and other attractions to your Marbella vacation plans.
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  • This church is located in the old town of Marbella. You can access it easily, either by a small lane from the sea either by a magnificent square lined with a few restaurants ' where you can admire this magnificent Church. The architecture is relatively simple and sober, inside you'll discover a few paintings, a magnificent heart of gilding that contrast with the white walls. A church worth visiting if you visit the old town.
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  • Attended the mass at 20h, very quick and nice, since it's located in the old part of town wondered in it after the mass. Had a great time  more »
  • A procession in Andalusia during the Semana Santa (Holy week) is one of the compulsory programme of a trip to southern Spain!
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While Marbella is traditionally known for its expansive resorts and hotels along the shores of the Costa del Sol, the old city center provides top accommodation for those seeking a more authentic Andalusian experience. A lovely mixture of white-washed buildings, charming plazas, and numerous options for dining and shopping, the old center is located within walking distance of the city's Paseo Maritimo, a tree-lined waterfront promenade leading down to the famous Puerto Banus.
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