Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol (Church of Santiago), Malaga

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol (Church of Santiago), Malaga

According to parish records, Pablo Picasso was baptized at the church of Santiago Apostol in Malaga on November 10, 1881. The name given was "Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios de la Santisima Trinidad." A lot of names for so small a package then but the name "Picasso" is more than enough now.

The church is situated on the Calle Granada on top of an ancient mosque. It was founded in 1490 and it is the oldest church in Malaga. The facade and tower are in the Mudejar style. The interior is Gothic-Mudejar. In 2009 a restoration of the facade was completed. Four windows were uncovered which had been walled up in the 12th century.

The church embodies three cultural styles, Gothic, Baroque and Mudejar. The Gothic can be seen in the chapel and the arch to the central nave. Mudejar is apparent in the tower, recalling a minaret. The Baroque additions of the 18th century masked the primitive elements with a barrel vault and plaster decorations.

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Sight Name: Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol (Church of Santiago)
Sight Location: Malaga, Spain (See walking tours in Malaga)
Sight Type: Religious
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