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Malaga Cathedral Spain
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Malaga Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Incarnation stands on the site once occupied by the Mezquita-Aljama (or the city's Great Mosque) during the eight centuries of Muslim rule. Work began on its construction during the first half of the 16th century and continued during the 17th and 18th centuries. The monument remains, to this day, incomplete as neither its main façade nor its south tower were ever completed. This is why the cathedral is more commonly known as 'La Manquita" ('the maimed'). Inside, the chancel and the two rare 18th century sculpted organs, which are still in great condition today, are of particular interest. You will, of course, also have the opportunity to visit the cathedral's museum.

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Malaga Cathedral

Malaga Cathedral  , Spain
The Manquita

This cathedral is nicknamed La Manquita (the 'Manchotte') because it only has one tower.

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Malaga Cathedral  , Spain
Various styles

The cathedral brings together several architectonic styles but mostly has Renaissance and baroque elements.

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Malaga Cathedral  , Spain
Inside the Cathedral of Malaga

The most renowned artists from the Renaissance period participated in the construction of this cathedral, like Diego de Siloé and Diego de Vergara.

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Malaga Cathedral  , Spain
A major monument from the Renaissance period.

The choir in the cathedral is one of the most beautiful ones in Spain, which the sculptures created by Pedro de Mena, Ortiz de Vargas and Giuseppe Micael Alfaro.

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Malaga Cathedral  , Spain
A view of the cathedral from the castle

The Cathedral of Malaga is located in the city's historic centre.

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