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“Santa Maria Collegiate Church Antequera” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor

Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor
Plaza de Santa Maria, Antequera, Spain
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Ranked #8 of 34 attractions in Antequera
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Santa Maria Collegiate Church Antequera”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Well worth a visit, especially if you have paid to visit the Alcazabar as the church is included in your ticket. Beautiful church with wonderful views. Excavated Roman baths visible from the plaza.

Visited February 2012
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north yorkshire, england
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“elegant church of honeyed stone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

The culmination of a walk around Antequera, taking in pretty Portichuelo chapel, Sta Maria de Jesus with a jewel box of an altar, and the Alcazaba fortress. Diego de Siloe was the architect.

Visited January 2012
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Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful church, excellent views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Situated next to the Alcazaba it is included in the €6 entry fee and audio guide.

Visited January 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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“Beautiful Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

On top of the hill overlooking Antequera, and beside the Alcazaba, there is the Real Colegiata de Santa Maria Church. The views from the plaza of the church are wonderful. The church itself is a beautiful Renaissance church. It was the first Renaissance church built in Andalusia, finished in 1550. The design is very good and the façade is very impressive, looking like a triumphal arch. The tower on the right side of the façade was built in the 17th century, in a different style. Inside there are three naves that have large Ionic columns between them. The ceilings are Mudejar, with wood that is decorated with stars. The windows use the Florentine style and allow much light to enter the church. The plaza in front of the church has a sculpture of Pedro Espinosa that was created by Manuel Patricio Toro.

The church is now used for cultural events of the city, and the artwork and religious items have been transferred to the Church of San Sebastian.

Visited January 2012
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