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“Over the top ornamentation”

Iglesia de Los Martires
Ranked #31 of 212 things to do in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
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Holywood, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Over the top ornamentation”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Having visited Malaga Cathedral, which I loved, I found this church a bit too highly ornamented with vast amounts of gilt. Just not to my taste!

Visited March 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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3,577 reviews
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“One of My Favorite Churches”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

I recently went to hear Mass at this church. After Mass I looked around at the different altars and admired how the various images of the Virgin Mary were attired and how the chapels were decorated. It is a very beautiful church in the center of Malaga and should be seen by people who visit the city.

Visited February 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
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“Church of the Martyrs Malaga”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

I love history and visiting these historical sites, it really does add immensely to the quality of your trip to hire a very good guide. We used Andalucia tours and it was well worth it!

Visited December 2012
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Campanillas
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
112 attraction reviews
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“A Rococo shrine”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Situated in a street of the same name, the Church of the Martyrs is a must for anybody fond of "church crawling". It is a blaze of gold leaf and dark paintings, and holds a number of the images mounted on "tronos" for the Semana Santa processions, at which Málaga excels (some "tronos" require over 200 men to carry them!)

Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
298 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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“A beautiful church with stunning artwork and statues”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

We had the great fortune and pleasure to visit in the company of BennyMalaga and his lovely wife. I'll never forget the beauty of the interior as well as the various statues of the Virgin. I loved their delicate faces and the expert craftsmanship of their embroidered clothing and bejewelled crowns. After visiting this church, I went to more than a dozen churches in other Spanish cities but I never saw adoration comparable to that of Los Martires. This will always be a special place for me.

Visited June 2012
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