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“The Most Beautiful Church in Antequera”

Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor
Ranked #6 of 56 things to do in Antequera
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Malaga, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
3,578 reviews
3,177 attraction reviews
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“The Most Beautiful Church in Antequera”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

For me the Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor is the most beautiful church in Antequera. I always enjoye seeing it. It also has a very good location on top of the hill and has great views of the city below. The façade is also very impressive, a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture. The interior has plenty of light also that makes it easy to appreciate the interior.

Visited November 2013
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Alicante, Spain
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“Citadel”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

The church itself is not very impressive but the citadel is well worth visiting. Buy a combined ticket for the citadel and church for €6 (discount for over 65s) which includes an audio guide. Money well spent, and well worth the walk up the hill.

Visited September 2013
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Bedford, England
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“Impressive facade but relatively plain interior”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Real Colegiata de Santa Maria Church is right next to the Alcazaba and you buy a combined ticket to enter both attractions for 6 euros. It is is known to be the first Renaissance church to be built in Andalusia (1530-1550). The façade of the church is very impressive but the inside is relatively plain. Wonderful views can be had from the plaza in front of the church. It is no longer used as a church but is a museum.
Recommended only as part of visit with Alcazaba.

Visited August 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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“Beautiful Renaissance Architecture”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

The Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor has beautiful Renaissance architecture and is probably the most beautiful church in the city. It is also on top of the hill that overlooks the city, so there are great views of the city from this lookout point.

Visited June 2013
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“Most beautiful from the outside”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Not so impressive inside. Not worth the trouble of getting a ticket to view the interior. But the combo ticket with the castle also includes this church, so it's ok to go inside...

Visited October 2012
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