We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Historic Church”

Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
Ranked #13 of 100 things to do in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed February 1, 2012

The Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnacion was founded by the Catholic Kings a few years after 1485, when the Catholic Kings conquered the city from the Moors. The church was remodeled in 1617 and later in 1756 the facade was constructed, thought to be a design by Antonio Ramos. The church suffered a lot of destruction during the Spanish Civil War. The facade is beautiful, with a Rococo design and made of red stone. The doorway is flanked by Corinthian columns. There is a tall bell tower that has arches in the top two floors and this is topped with polychromed ceramic tile. The church has the basilical ground plan with three naves that are separated by arches which rest on pillars. The naves are topped by vaults, but there is a cupola where the arms meet. All the altars and statues are modern. The main altar dates from 1940 and shows the image of San Bernabe, the patron saint of Marbella. There is a significant organ in the church.

2  Thank BennyMalaga
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (263)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

60 - 64 of 263 reviews

Reviewed December 2, 2011

just a gorgeous beautiful century old church.get carried away by mediterranean craftmanship and religious faith.dont miss out !!!

3  Thank adrianmiami
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 7, 2011

The iglesia de encarnacion is a beautiful huge church surely just missing out on cathedral status. The gold altar and vast array of relics are displayed amongst stunning arrangements of fresh flowers. Well worth a visit or and try not to miss a true Catholic Wedding celebrations which is an emotional experience!

3  Thank WCPM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 days ago
Google Translation

Thank Johnny D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Luis B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion also viewed

Marbella, Costa del Sol
Marbella, Costa del Sol
 
Marbella, Costa del Sol
 

Been to Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing