The catherdal is called "La Manquita" because it has only one tower. Pity that I could not go inside, because it was costing some small coins, and I never have small money with me. As speaking the truth: I don't like they collect money for entrance to church!
A Spanish Cathedral is always worth checking out - especially if you (like me) are from a protestant country...
The Catholics have an entirely different way of decorating their churces and cathedrals, and if you have never seen a cathedral in Spain you should at least check out one!
The cathedral of Malaga is very beatiful, and alone the outside - the architecture - is so beautiful that it is at least worth taking a walk and pass by the old building to see it.
Malaga's cathedral is similar to the Sevillas one. Simple great!
You have to pay 3 euros to go into but you are offered a kind of radio. Just pressing the number of each chapel you will hear an explanation about it: when was built, who did it, histories about paintings and sculptures.
Malaga's cathedral is a beautiful building of XVI-XVII, in the center of the city. Its call "La Manquita" because it is unfinished. You will see that one of its two towers is incomplete.
Walk around the fachade. On of the fachade that face Malaga's port, you will find Hourse Coachs, then next fachade that looks to the "Plaza del Obispo" (Bishop's square) is the principal one, the next fachade looks to the "Hospital " when you arrive here you will be in the street you must follow to go to Picaso Museum. Take your time to see this beauty. Visiting hours: 10.00a.m.-12.45p.m. & 4.00p.m.-5.30p.m.. Closed on Sundays.
If you want you can have something in the nice terrace of the bar there you will find.
"Restaurante el Jardin" c/ Ca?on 1
There are tours of the Cathedral everyday. For more information about the catedral, check my general tips with some histories and tips
The baroque façade of the Plaza del Obispo is incredible (Alonso Cano did a good job lol, as in Granada), also its choir stalls of Pedro de Mena deserve the visit.
You can also visit the Cathedral Museum that is inside
Another significant highlight of Málaga is her one-armed cathedral. This is namely what ´La Manquita´ means: the one-armed (lady). The Spanish call her this way because she has only one tower. The other one has never been finished, due to a lack of money.
The cathedral was built between 1528 and 1782 on the site of a former mosque (from the Moor-times)
The interior has influences of Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical styles, because of all the time it took to build it. Among the highlights are the chapels, Capilla Mayor and Capilla del Sagrado Corazón, and the beautiful mahogany and cedarwood choir stalls.
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'.
Well, visit the Plaza de la Marina. It is also in the central part of Málaga, and from there take calle Molina Lario that takes you to the Cathedral and the Museum. Placed centrally, between these two great monuments is Plaza del Obispo: my suggestion, go to one of the restaurants there, order… anything, and just enjoy the sight in front of you. Breath-takingly beautiful.
The cathedral description is on the other page, and this is of the outside views. Entry is 5 Euro and times are 10-6:45 MOnday-Friday, and only until 5:45Pm on SAturday.
The cafe right beside the Cathedral in the small square is a great place to people watch and have a galss of wine. Food is good and prices are reasonable. No cover for the table.
very beautiful inside.
renaissance interior (16th century)
visiting hours 10.00 to 12.45
and 16.00 to 17.30
closed on sundays
2 euros (2002)
The Malaga Cathedral is a huge church with only one bell tower. This makes it a very unique sight in the heart of the city!
Walk through the Cathedral and next door the Popes House. One of the Popes actually lived here in 6 or 700 AD. Remarkable architecture, sculpture and paintings.