Catedral de Málaga, Malaga

Catedral de Málaga, Malaga (must see)

The main church of the city, Catedral de Málaga is located near the ruin of the Alcazaba Mosque and the Moorish castle of Gibralfaro. The interiors are filled with impressive religious artwork.

The cathedral was built between 1528 and 1782. The structure has only one tower. The plan of the architect, Diego de Siloe had two towers. The second tower was not built because of financial constraints. This earned the structure, the nickname La Manquita or the one-armed lady. The cathedral took over two centuries to build; as a result, two styles of architecture were used – the exterior and façade have a Baroque style while the interiors have a Renaissance pattern. The exterior and façade have two floors. The tower is 84 meters high and the second tallest in Andalusia.

The interior plan is rectangular with a nave and 2 aisles. Works of art decorating the interior include the Gothic altar in the Chapel of Santa Barbara, the neoclassic Chapel of Incarnation and the beheading of St. Paul, painted by well-known Spanish artist Enrique Simonet. Visitors are charged a fee to enter. There is a free open-air museum in the cathedral's front gardens with many interesting and informative exhibits.

Why You Should Visit:
Rich, architecturally interesting, and thought-provoking edifice which maybe wouldn't have been better had the money been to hand to finish it?
Very interesting chapels all around inside, but the views from the bell tower from over the city and beyond should definitely not be missed if you are fit.

Tip:
It is possible to access the cathedral on a Sunday at specific mass times and thereabouts free of charge; however, your visit will be a bit more restricted; there won't be audio guides available, you won't go up the bell tower, and certain sections will be roped off.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm; Sat: 10am-6:30pm; Sundays & holidays: 2pm-6:30pm (1 Apr - 15 Oct);
Mon-Sat: 10am-6:30pm; Sundays & holidays: 2pm-6:30pm (16 Oct - 31 Mar)

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Catedral de Málaga on Map

Sight Name: Catedral de Málaga
Sight Location: Malaga, Spain
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Churches in Malaga, Part II   City Orientation Walk  

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Architectural Jewels of Malaga

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Churches in Malaga, Part II

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Cultural Walking Tour in Malaga

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Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
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Museums Walking Tour in Malaga, Part II

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Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles

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