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“Over the top ornamentation” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Iglesia de Los Martires

Iglesia de Los Martires
Plaza de los Martires, 29008 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #20 of 94 Attractions in Malaga
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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“Over the top ornamentation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Having visited Malaga Cathedral, which I loved, I found this church a bit too highly ornamented with vast amounts of gilt. Just not to my taste!

Visited March 2013
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“One of My Favorite Churches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I recently went to hear Mass at this church. After Mass I looked around at the different altars and admired how the various images of the Virgin Mary were attired and how the chapels were decorated. It is a very beautiful church in the center of Malaga and should be seen by people who visit the city.

Visited February 2013
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“Church of the Martyrs Malaga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I love history and visiting these historical sites, it really does add immensely to the quality of your trip to hire a very good guide. We used Andalucia tours and it was well worth it!

Visited December 2012
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“A Rococo shrine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Situated in a street of the same name, the Church of the Martyrs is a must for anybody fond of "church crawling". It is a blaze of gold leaf and dark paintings, and holds a number of the images mounted on "tronos" for the Semana Santa processions, at which Málaga excels (some "tronos" require over 200 men to carry them!)

Visited December 2012
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“Impressive Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stunning church which is one of many in Malaga. Impressive architecture, colours - a feast for the eyes. Whether passing in the street or entering the church, you cannot fail to be impressed. Don't miss it.

Visited October 2012
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