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. To visit Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion and get the most from your holiday in Marbella, create itinerary details personal to you using our Marbella trip builder.
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  • Enjoyed attending evening Mass on a Sunday. Beautiful church! Strolled around Old Town afterwards. Had a great visit.  more »
  • It was my first time went for Christmas Eve in Marbella and in this church. Not a big church located in Marbella old town.  more »
  • A typical Spanish church situated in the beautiful area of the Old town. The inside is amazing and the ambiance outside the church is very nice. Make sure to see the processions if you are visiting Ma...  more »
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  • Nice church if you are into this sort of stuff.
  • A huge neoclassical church looms over the white houses of Olvera which is yet another town that enjoys a spectacular setting. The Iglesia de la Encarnación has two bell towers and was built on the ruins of a mosque. Next-door is the 12th-century Almohad castle that formed part the defensive network of the Nasrid kingdom. Alfonso XI conquered the town in 1327.
  • One of the buildings most emblematic of Marbella. Beautiful church where there are them. Place for people who believe.
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  • Lovely little church with nice forecourt which has also a beautiful Fountain. He invites to linger and relax.
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