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Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

Plaza de la Iglesia, s/n, 29600 Marbella, Spain
34-95-2773136
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Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Wilmington, Delaware
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We happened upon this church hiding in Old Town Marbella. It is quite stunning and opulent. Worth a peek inside!

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I were recently in Marbella and went to see the Church of La Encarnacion. This has improved very much because apparently the new parish priest has been restoring the chapels, slowly but surely. The church is now one of the most beautiful churches in Andalucía.

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Seattle, Washington
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

we always enjoy visiting this church located in the center of Marbella. I find it very peaceful to enter the church and take a look around. This is a good place to rest a bit and do some meditation. It is very nice and well maintained, well worth a visit !!

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The outside of the church is rather bland but the inside makes up for it. There are not many statues or large stained glass windows there but the high alter is covered with gold and there are other side alter covered with silver. They were tuning the organ when we walked in and the acoustics were amazing. This is a... More

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Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The main altar is covered in gold. I wonder if it's real and does it go back to the time the Conquistatores brought all that gold back from the Americas? One of the side altars is devoted to Our Lady of Carmen. If you are in Marbella around the 16th. July be sure to see the procession of fishing boats... More

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London
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831 reviews 831 reviews
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556 helpful votes 556 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The wealth and opulence that is Marbella seems to have carried on into this Church where magnificent gold leaf and silver abound. The detailed ornate high alter is wonderful. Before you leave, look behind you at the organ which we were told is one of the most musically important in Spain. Go to the tourist office for a map of... More

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Craiova, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Once in Old Town is absolutely mandatory to visit and a moment of silence in Nostra Senora de la Encarnación. A true temple of God, giver of hope for the future. Between its walls, begin to perceive different space and time, you begin to understand your point that being on this earth ...

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

....then go here. The church is excellent and is picture perfect and you could not ask for more and a lovely sunny day

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Bedford, England
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527 helpful votes 527 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

When wandering around the Old Town, take some time out and visit this lovely church. Very ornate and beautiful, it's so peaceful after the crowds outside. Situated in a pleasant Plaza in the centre of the Old Town surrounded by many interesting streets and buildings. Recommended

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lancashire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Like fast cars and fashionable people where people like to be seen. This is the place to go. More expensive than most of Spain but the reason is obvious.

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