Church of La Encarnacion

The Church of La Encarnacion is located at Calle Real, 6. It was built in 1491 by the bishop of Malaga Pdero de Toledo and it was finished in the 18th century by the famous architect Ventura Rodriguez and his disciple Domingo Lois de Monteagudo. It was built on top of the old mezquita of the medieval city. The style of the older church is Gothic-Mudejar. The newer part is Neoclassic. The plan uses the Latin cross and there is only one nave. At the crossing there is a vaulted ceiling. There is a very large bell tower that is octagonal in shape. The façade is Neoclassic and has a relief representing the Annunciation. The church has many paintings from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. There is a baptismal font from the 16th century, a silver cross given to the city by Queen Isabel. The church has been declared a Monument of Cultural Interest.