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“Charming old church” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
Plaza de la Iglesia, s/n, 29600 Marbella, Spain
34-95-2773136
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Ranked #3 of 47 attractions in Marbella
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Wilmington, Delaware
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Charming old church”
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!

Visited July 2014
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Malaga, Spain
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“A Very Beautiful Church”
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.

Visited June 2014
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“well maintained Church, well worth a visit !!”
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 !!

Visited May 2014
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“Alter of Gold”
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 one of the must visit place if you are in the Old Town of Marbella.......and do not forget to wander the street as well. Its a great setting for a very old church and it surely takes you back in time.

Visited March 2014
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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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