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“The Most Beautiful Chapel”
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“The Most Beautiful Chapel”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

The Cahtedral has many chapels, but the most beautiful chapel in the church is the Chapel of the Encarnacion, which is located at the back of the main altar. The altarpiece is made of marble and there are four large Corinthian columns. The design was created by Ventura Rodriguez. The sculptures were done by Juan de Salazar Palomino. In the center the sculptures show the Annunciation. On one side is the statue of San Ciriaco, and on the other side is the statue of Santa Paula, both of whom are the patron saints of Malaga. On top of the altar is the symbol of the Trinity, and on either side there are sculptures of two angels. On the right side is the tomb of Bishop Molina Lario, made of white marble and also created by Salazar. It shows the bishop praying. On the left side is the tomb of Bishop Bernardo Manrique, showing his image kneeling and praying. On top of his image are images of the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, and St. John Evangelist. The stained glass windows of the chapel show the Annunciation.

The best way to see the Cathedral is to get the audio guide, which is easy to use and lets you know all the details of each chapel.

Visited January 2012
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“Malaga Cathederal”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Looks great from the outside, especially at night when it is illuminated. Try a bar opposite the main facade in the evening to get the full aspect. Did not go inside as there was a hefty 8 euro charge and I was off to see the Cathederal in Sevilla the next day which is franckly a zillion times better.

Visited January 2012
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“Beautiful facade”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

Very beautiful building from the outside, but I wasn't prepared to pay to see the inside.

Visited December 2011
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“Grandiose and picturesque from the outside”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Unfortunately it was closed, but we took plenty of photos from outside. Not a period of architecture I particularly like (Baroque & post-baroque) but I have to admit, it's impressive - and HUGE! There is a lively square with restaurants near the entrance.

Visited January 2012
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“surprizingly good”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

good audio guide and very interesting interiors- worth a look!

Visited December 2011
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