Malaga Cathedral
Malaga Cathedral
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  • Peter Z
    London, United Kingdom1,060 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    (probably) The finest unfinished Cathedral in Spain
    One of the must visit locations in the City. We did it two ways, the outside as part of a walking tour and the inside as a visitor. The outside is impressive, and then you notice on of the towers and the central pediment is unfinished. However, this does not take away from the Baroque splendour that is there. Basic entry to the cathedral is Eu8 per person. The inside is magnificent and shows the wealth that this city had. Each of the side chapels is beautiful but they all pale in comparison to the main altar. The temperature and the thought of over 100 steps to the roof put us off going to view the exposed domes, but the absence of a covering roof is just another unfinished part of this building. I would recommend getting the story of the cathedral on a tour before visiting, it makes the context easier to understand.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 18 August 2023
  • femmedemenage
    Canterbury, United Kingdom109 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Cathedral of the Incarnation, Malaga
    We viewed the long queue and wished we’d booked online but actually the queue moved very quickly and we only waited about 10 minutes. The staff spoke excellent English and the entry price of 8€ included an audio guide. The cathedral is a place of religious worship and so there’s always an area sectioned off where services or private prayer can take place but the rest of the cathedral has a cavernous, municipal museum vibe. Yes, it’s a cultural building, first a mosque and then a Roman Catholic cathedral, but it has none of the flow of spirituality that one can experience in say, Christ Church Canterbury or Notre Dame de Paris. A personal note is that I am a Roman Catholic and the English translation was clunky and jarred, e.g. the translation as the Chapel of the Holy heart of Jesus rather than the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Also there was a public recitation of the Rosary when I neared the sectioned off area for prayer so I knelt alongside the cantor. Others wandered about, oblivious to the sign that there was a service taking place. I think the signage needs improvement and needs to be more prominent. So, if you want to see the cultural history, fine, my friends were impressed. Top tip do book online in case there’s several cruise lines in.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Damien S
    Adelaide, Australia6,124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History on Steroids
    This place is next level, 8 Euros per person, get in early however to avoid the wait. Once you step inside the place is historic and mesmerising. Wow that is it. A must do in must do in Malaga!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Gomez from STL
    Manilva, Spain2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historically Significant and Faith Inspiring
    Spain is blessed in having so many stunning and beautiful Catholic cathedrals and churches. The Malaga city cathedral is awe-inspiring. Its old town location makes it convenient for any visitor. The surrounding streets are chock full of restaurants and shops. When in the cathedral one can “Feel” history and love, through its architecture, craftsmanship and the Spirit of generations past. A must see! Daily Masses are offered for pilgrims to the site.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, United Kingdom1,973 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outside views best
    The outside facade here is most impressive but inside things are a little more ordinary. You have to pay €8 to get inside which is out of kilter with most religious buildings in Spain. The interior matches similar buildings such as found in Seville. I don't think the entrance fee is worth paying especially if you go as a family.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • betterthanwork
    Nottingham, United Kingdom1,506 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Cathedral
    Simple to book online and pre-booking allows you to skip any queues. We did the combined rooftop and cathedral visit. Although we enjoyed the experience, it was quite expensive, considering that you can enter some of the other impressive Spanish cathedrals without a charge
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 January 2024
  • 🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
    The Netherlands382,660 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!!!
    Hola. My first visit to this really huge cathedral was in 2017. I was so glad to have the opportunity to come back here for another look (during our recent stay in Torremolinos). It was certainly worth paying the 10 euros entry fee to enter the cathedral . Everyone gets an audio guide in the language of your own choice which gives really good background information of the cathedral. I spent more than one hour inside and left with some nice photos. Recommended🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 January 2024
  • Phyllis T
    Cuenca, Ecuador69 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A massive Cathedral!
    The Cathedral is massive with a good free audio to explain the history and lovely works of art. However, it felt like a religious museum to me more than a place of worship. Worth the experience but pricey.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2024
  • 1957
    Ottawa, Canada829 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get tickets on line..
    We visited this cathedral because we were told , it was phenomenal to see for its renaissance architecture..First , get your tickets on line because you will avoid long line ups in the Sun. It is a cultural building , a place of religious worship . Take the audio tour which explains its history to today .
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
  • butterflydiva7
    Wexford, Ireland511 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely church and great rooftop views
    Had a lovely walk around the cathedral, had to queue for tickets but wasn't overly busy once inside. Not the most spectacular or ornate church I've been in but it's vast and beautiful and worth a visit. We paid extra to go to the rooftop, there were many steps to climb but it was worth it for the views over the city.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
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Francesco C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Very impressive and worth the cost , really massive , several styles shown, I highly reccomand the visit . The audio guides are included in the visits , 10 euros per adult
Written 14 June 2024
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JBG1
Leicester, UK768 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
As we were staying in Malaga we were able to visit the cathedral before the visitor numbers started to increase and the cruise crowds arrived.Entry fee 65+ 9 Euros which included an excellent recorded tour guide around 18 of the most important cathedral location points giving a clear and precise factual account of it's history in about an hour. Each location is numbered so you simply enter the number into your handset in your own time. The interior is quite impressive but as some reviewers have already pointed out it is not quite so spectacular as some other European city cathedrals. Nevertheless it still leaves it's mark especially if you take in the information provided by the recorded guide.Certainly worth a visit and the entrance fee of 9 Euros.
Written 13 June 2024
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mariuszon
London, UK647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
beautiful, impressive, fantastic interior, beautiful decorations , beautiful lighting outside in the evening ....
Written 11 June 2024
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Patricia
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Interesting building but not really worth the 10€ entrance fee. We spent less than an hour there.

If you like cathedrals or similar architecture then the ones in Cordoba (Mezquita) and Seville are better options.
Written 28 May 2024
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Jo D
Manchester, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Visited with family on a fammily holiday. Well what a beautiful building and stunning place to be. The Cathedral is very well maintained and the atmosphere is out of this world. Feels very holy very sacred, very special. Very good for part of a walk around the town.
Written 27 May 2024
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Yes it's big but I struggle to judge one cathedral over another. This one has an interesting roof but it closed off for renovations. I would only visit on a wet or very hot day. The audio guide was far too detailed but easy to follow.
Written 5 May 2024
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TerraVR
Varna, Bulgaria604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We didn't manage to go inside, but even just looking at it from the outside, it's impressive. Impressive architecture in baroque style. There is also a museum attached to it.
Written 2 May 2024
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Bill S
Florence, Italy115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Wonderful and huge cathedral in the centre of Malaga. It is very calm, cool and quiet inside the Cathederal. There is a small gift shop and a plethora of great restaurants nearby.
Written 28 April 2024
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juliethetraveller123
Greater Manchester, UK240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Stunning massive cathedral. Our first visit was 8.30-9am free access to hear the service and organ playing. Bought our ticket on the door on Sunday late afternoon. listened audio guide to each of the 14 points of interest within the cathedral. Before leaving the Cathedral worth going up stairs to the Cathedral museum to see more Pedro de Mena sculptures and Ribera painting. Unfortunately the rooftop tour is unavailable whilst maintenance work is being done.
Written 20 April 2024
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TravelSunFood
Mariehamn, Finland130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Large cathedral in center of Malaga. The audio guide was exhausting and lengthy, too much info. Short info texts with highlights would have been nice, now you didn’t really know what you saw. Quite expensive entrance fee, 10 euros.
Written 19 April 2024
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