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Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

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Address: Plaza de la Iglesia, s/n | Parroquia la Encarnación, 29601, Marbella, Spain
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+34 952 77 31 36
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Wonderful church, surprisingly large for the confines of the old town. Building started in the 16th century on the Catholic Reconquest and replaced the main mosque in the square... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful church, surprisingly large for the confines of the old town. Building started in the 16th century on the Catholic Reconquest and replaced the main mosque in the square. The church has a central nave with two side aisles and barrel vaulting. Interior mainly from the 18th century with fine Rococo features.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

If you will be walking around in Marbella old town you should definitely not miss out this beautiful church. There is so much to see in it, that you will be happy to have seen it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Well worth a visit, the more you have read up about it, the more you will enjoy it. It's the starting point for the Ash Wednesday - Good Friday- Easter Sunday celebrations and procession

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Visited this amazing Cathedral during the day. THEN in the evening we watched the parade as the young men and women carried the 1,000 kg 'throne' - which we had seen in the cathedral earlier in the day. A great experience

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Whilst in the old quarter of Marbella we visited this church. It's beautifully maintained inside and outside. Even if you do not have a faith, the stain glass windows and religious figures are magnificent.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

This church in the center of Marbella is my favorite. Many times a day you can go to visit a mass but also when there is nothing going on it's worth the visit!

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Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

This was the most amazing time to visit this lovely old Town. The processions through the streets every night were unbelievable .

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

If your out in Spain for Easter week it's well worth checking out the Santa Semana schedules. Even if your not Catholic they are extremely powerful exhibitions of unity within Spanish towns. Each night 'thrones' are carried through streets in the major towns by men and women usually one with Jesus and one with Mary, followed by bands and people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

Wonderful Catholic church where you will find a great space to pray and see the sculptures of saints

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

Be sure to stop into this church near Plaza de las Naranjos. It is innocuous from the exterior but very beautiful and peaceful inside. The square outside reminded me of a quintessential old square in this Casco Antiguo de Marella.

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