Malaga´s Cathedral is one of the obligatory stops in the city. Is located in the Historic Center next to other emblematic places. Like the Alcazaba or the Port. This temple is considered one of the most valuable Renaissance jewels of Andalusia.
This cathedral It began to be built in the sixteenth century and the works continued until the end of the eighteenth century when, by royal order, the works were paralyzed.
It was built following plans by Diego de Siloé, the famous spanish architect and sculptor, who was one of the first Renaissance artists in the country.
In the 18th century, more than a century after the works were paralyzed, the works started again to finish the body of the church. In this cathedral different architectonic styles are united: Gothic in the plant, Renaissance in the head and baroque in the main façade. Inside you can enjoy works of art among which stands out the Sillería del Coro by Pedro de Mena.
Before starting the visit, you can enjoy a walk in the surroundings enjoying the beauty of the exterior architecture. Near the front door you will find a beautiful orange grove where you can sit and rest while contemplating the beautiful views.
If you look up you can enjoy the beautiful stained glass that fill the temple. Look carefully at the paintings that fill the cathedral´s walls, among them you will find works by important artists such as Juan Niño de Guevara and Alonso Cano.
Returning to the outside, its the north tower with 84 meters high and makes it this cathedral the second tallest in Andalusia, behind the Giralda in Seville. The south tower is unfinished and is the main cause that everyone in Malaga knows the Cathedral “Iglesia de la Encarnación” with the nickname “La Manquita”.
Its a must visit for all tourists who come to Malaga and enjoy art and architecture. Take your time to look at all the details that this cathedral hides.
To finish the visit we recommend you to stop for a drink in the Obispo Place. Located opposite the main facade of the Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace of Malaga. Its the perfect place to rest and have a snack while you enjoy contemplating this monument.
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