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Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

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Address: Plaza de la Iglesia, 29601, Marbella, Spain
Phone Number: 34-95-2773136
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Redolent of wealth of the church

This is a lovely little church outside in a pleasant plaza. But inside it simply glows. Compared to many steadily deteriorating churches in Spain it is clear that there is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
AllanJGJ
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a lovely little church outside in a pleasant plaza. But inside it simply glows. Compared to many steadily deteriorating churches in Spain it is clear that there is a sensible maintenance programme here and the money to carry it out. Every surface looks fresh-painted and the religious artifacts all look in pristine condition. If you're in the old... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Constructed between the XVI and the XVIII century, Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación is the most relevant piece of architecture inside the Old District of Marbella. The visit is a must if you're walking around the area. Don't miss the gorgeous interior and if by chance you're around during Easter holidays, you'll probably have the opportunity to presence some of... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Ordinary looking white church from the outside but inside takes your breath away with a variety of bright religious artefacts . Worth a few minutes whilst strolling round the old town in Marbella

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Calahonda, Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Any trip to Marbella needs to include the Plaza and old town, walking the small streets and having a wine and tapas makes for a perfect day out.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Amongst the hustle & bustle of Old Town Marbella lies the serenity of Iglesias Mayor. This beautiful old church has been magnificently maintained and displays the grandeur and gold fixtures of a time gone by. The life size statues fully clothed are worth seeing, albeit are somewhat fearsome and austere.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I attended a wedding here last week and it was truly a magical setting. The historic setting is worth visiting in its own right and the various altars are spectacular, the main altar in particular. Just one sad point. As one walks out the door at the rear of the church the Latin inscription overhead and to the right reads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

La Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion is a beautiful church located in the Casco Antiguo of Marbella and shows the grandeur and ornate gold fixtures you'd expect from a church in Andalusia. My son was baptised here and the father treated us like family.

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2 Thank Thomas C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Attended a wedding here, really nice church with a cool courtyard outside for photos and drinks afterwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Lovely old 17th-century space with exquisite chapels...here you van see the Spanish penchant for dressing up their saints in real clothes and killer halos. It is an oasis of calm and faith in the middle of very attractive commercialism. It is it everyone's faith but certainly heartfelt and it communicates well. Take a few minutes and be moved.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A magnificiently beautiful church which is a lovely place to sit in peace and quiet for 10 mins. There was a choiral recital one night and on another the Local school children carried a statue of the Madonna through the streets along with a brass band. This was a beautiful ceremony and we walked along the route to take in... More 

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