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“Gold” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
Plaza de la Iglesia, 29600 Marbella, Spain
34-95-2773136
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Marbella
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Cork, Ireland
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“Gold”
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 on the sea carrying the statue of this patron of Marbella.

Visited September 2013
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“Central to the town”
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 the highlights of the Old Town and also see some other chapels close by.

Visited September 2013
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Craiova, Romania
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“CREDO”
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 ...

Visited June 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Want to get married......”
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

Visited September 2013
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Bedford, England
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“Peaceful & lovely - an oasis of calm in the Old Town”
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.
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Visited August 2013
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