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“A Historic Church” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
Plaza de la Iglesia, 29600, Marbella, Spain
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Ranked #6 of 82 things to do in Marbella
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Malaga, Spain
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“A Historic Church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

The Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnacion was founded by the Catholic Kings a few years after 1485, when the Catholic Kings conquered the city from the Moors. The church was remodeled in 1617 and later in 1756 the facade was constructed, thought to be a design by Antonio Ramos. The church suffered a lot of destruction during the Spanish Civil War. The facade is beautiful, with a Rococo design and made of red stone. The doorway is flanked by Corinthian columns. There is a tall bell tower that has arches in the top two floors and this is topped with polychromed ceramic tile. The church has the basilical ground plan with three naves that are separated by arches which rest on pillars. The naves are topped by vaults, but there is a cupola where the arms meet. All the altars and statues are modern. The main altar dates from 1940 and shows the image of San Bernabe, the patron saint of Marbella. There is a significant organ in the church.

Visited September 2011
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“BEAUTIFUL CHURCH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

just a gorgeous beautiful century old church.get carried away by mediterranean craftmanship and religious faith.dont miss out !!!

Visited June 2011
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

The iglesia de encarnacion is a beautiful huge church surely just missing out on cathedral status. The gold altar and vast array of relics are displayed amongst stunning arrangements of fresh flowers. Well worth a visit or and try not to miss a true Catholic Wedding celebrations which is an emotional experience!

Visited March 2011
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