Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, Marbella

4.4
#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Marbella
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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  • Really nice architecture and a very much in use church. Inside is beautiful. In the old quarter. Nice quite square. Orange trees all around the church. Best to be respectful of the locals.  more »
  • Church nestled in the heart of beautiful Marbella, has a magnificent golden altar of important dimensions. In the right wing very curious sailors there is a Virgin with reasons. Note also the baptismal font. The building itself is very simple, but it has much meaning for locals.
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  • The area around the Church of the most spacious in the old town. The Church is large enough and rich for a small Marbella! Inside the beautiful and majestic! Will next visit. Entrance is free of charge.
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  • Today after a walk to the Orange square we went to the Church square next door and saw this beautiful church built on the site of the mosque in the 16-17 century. Beautiful Baroque interior, orange trees near the church and excellent energy. Pleasant place for rest. On The external façade of the Church of the Incarnation of our Lady is quite interesting colored ceramic panel. The panel lists the peoples who lived and live in the territory of Marbella and left their mark on the history and culture of the city. Among them are such nationalities as Greeks, Arabs, Swedes, Germans, Finns, Englishmen and others.
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