The formal name is the Cathedral of Incarnation, and was consecrated in 1588, but construction took place over 250 years, all the way until 1782. It never got totally finished because only one tower got built per the original plans. The plan is Renaissance style with interior having a nave and two aisles. The facade is Baroque in design, with a tower about 250 feet high, and 276 steps. The nickname is La Manquita-or one arm lady because the other planned tower did not get constructed.
Entry to the cathedral is 5Euro, which just does not seem right to charge to enter a holy place, but then everybody needs to make a buck, I guess, to survive. It keeps out the riff raff.
Oh, dear, now I feel ashamed, while adding this tips I now see on my ticket and leaflet that it is forbidden to take photos inside the Cathedral :( And I took many as did all the other tourists visiting).
Anyhow, hmm, The Cathedral is called "Cathedral of the Incarnation" and is Malaga´s most important monument built on a site of a mosque. It was built between 1528-1782 and was consecrated 3rd of August 1588 and it lacks one tower, which never got finished due to lack of funds, so amongst locals it is called "The one-armed lady" in Spanish "La Manquita". As it took so long to build The Cathedral the building style is Renaissance and baroque.
Next to The Cathedral and adjoining it is The Iglesia del Sagrano which is from the 15th century.
Like all major Cathedrals this one just takes your breath away, and for us Protestants who are not used to our churches being decorative this is like stepping into another world.
It is open from 9:30-18:45 and Saturdays from 9:30-18:00. Service only on Sundays.
There is an open air museum in the garden in front of The Cathedral (free of charge).
Entrance fee is 4 euros and remember not to drink or eat inside, wear respectable clothes and NO PHOTOS!
The imposing but unfinished cathedral is worth visiting for its Renaissance interior, splendidly ornate religious iconography, carved 17th century choirstall and hushed ambience. The nominal entrance fee goes towards its upkeep.
Malaga's cathedral was built between 1528 and 1782, typically, around the site of a mosque.
The interior has a mix of Renaissance and baroque styles from the 17th and 18th centuries.
It is nicknamed the Manquita which refers to the fact it was originally meant to have two towers but only one was completed. Manquita is roughly translated as One armed (feminine). It's official name is de la Incarnacion.
Visiting hours: 10.00a.m.-12.45p.m. & 4.00p.m.-5.30p.m. Closed on Sundays. It costs a whopping 3.50 euros to enter.
Malaga´s cathedral was built between 1528 and 1782 on or near the site of a former mosque. While original plans had allowed for two towers, lack of funds resulted in the completion of only one, giving rise to the name by which the cathedral is affectionately referred to, La Manquita , loosely interpreted as "one armed woman".
The cathedral is called La Manquita (the one armed) because one tower was never finished due to lack of money.
The cathedral was built over a period of two centuries on the site of an earlier mosque. This is why the building is such a potpourri of styles.
The Cathedral has only one tower, building was halted on the second tower due to lack of money. Inside there are fine carvings of saints in the choir´srea, a gothic altar and a statue of the Virgin Mary, which was presented to the city by Ferdinand and Isabella (the King and Queen) after the city was re-captured from the Moors.
La catedral solo tiene 1 torre porque cuando estaban construyendo la 2º faltó dinero y tuvieron que parar su construcción. Dentro hay varias tallas de santos en el area del coro, el altar gótico y la estatua de la virgen maría que fue presentada por los reyes católicos después de que la ciudad fuese reconquistada.
It`s nice to get out of the Malaga heat and a visit to the Cathedral is certainly worth the 3.50 euros entrance. The cathedral is certainly high roofed, you may injure your neck looking uo. There are 15 side chapels with some beautful art work. Some of the paintings take on a new life when you look at them from the other side of the building.
The enclosed gardens are very nice and while in the garden you can take a visit to the adjoining Iglesia del Sagrario.
My first European cathedral. I was and still is out of words to describe what I felt outside and inside the cathedral! Can't explain you'll have to go there to see it and to feel it!
Was built in the 1500 and took about 200 years to built. Have to architectural influence: Renaissane and a little of baroc. The right side is not complete...and will never be!
I have never seen such a beautiful Church as the Church of the Encarnation. There were 13 Chapels, each one unique and dedicated to a saint or event. The one pictured here is the Chapel of the Encarnation. The altarpiece is marble and contains important sculptures of the "Annunciation" and the patron saint of Malaga, San Ciriaco and Santa Paula, on the sides. You can also see the white marble mausoleum of Bishop Molina Lario showing him in prayer and the mausoleum of the Dominican Bishop Fray Bernardo Manrique.
Other Chapels include:Chapel of the Conception, Santa Barbara Chapel, Chapel of Saint Rafael, Chapel of San Jose', Chapel of Saint Julian, Chapel of Saint Francis of Assisi and many others.
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