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Costa del Sol and Costa de Almeria Sights

Málaga's Cathedral

Updated 06/11/2014

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Built between 1528 and 1782, the cathedral is a triumph, although a generally unappreciated one, having been left unfinished when funds ran out. Because it lacks one of its two towers, the building is nicknamed La Manquita (the One-Armed Lady). The enclosed choir, which miraculously survived the burnings of the civil war, is the work of 17th-century artist Pedro de Mena, who carved the wood wafer-thin in some places to express the fold of a robe or shape of a finger.

The choir also has a pair of massive 18th-century pipe organs, one of which is still used for the occasional concert. Adjoining the cathedral is a small museum of religious art and artifacts. A walk around the cathedral on Calle Cister will take you to the magnificent Gothic Puerta del Sagrario.

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Sight Information

Address:

C. de Molina Larios, Málaga, 29005, Spain

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Phone:

952-215917

Sight Details:

  • €5, free on weekends
  • Weekdays 10–6, Sat. 10–5, Sun. 2–6

Updated 06/11/2014

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