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“A traditional village church”

Church of La Encarnacion
Los Alcazares, Spain
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“A traditional village church”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

The hub of life and death for the villagers, with the usual baptism, wedding and funeral services. I am not religious, but we go to share in the lives of the people we have chosen to live among.

Visited October 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dublin
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Dark and good luck looking for the key”
Reviewed 25 July 2012

In fairness we had practically no spanish, but did manage to find out that the key was held by the lady who had accosted us further up the street trying to sell us veg. Once inside the church it was very dark and we couldnt locate the light switch. Nothing particularly remarkable, although a nice place to get out of the heat on a warm day

Visited May 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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3,568 reviews
3,175 attraction reviews
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“One of the Few Sights in Comares”
Reviewed 22 July 2012

The Church of La Encarnacion is located at the Calle de la Iglesia. The church was constructed in 1505 on the orders of the Archbishop of Seville, Don Diego de Deza. It was built over the old Arab mezquita, as was the custom in those days. The style of the church is Mudejar. The church has three naves and seven pointed arches. The central nave rests on four pillars and is higher than the lateral naves. The interior has the Chapel of the Sagrario, with a spherical cupola that was constructed in the 18th century. The presbytery has a baptismal font made of marble.
The façade has an octagonal tower of three floors with pilasters and small round windows that seem constructed in the 19th century. The church was restored in 1721. There was a fire in 1929 and in 1931 the furniture of the church was destroyed by the Republicans. After the Spanish Civil War, the church has been redecorated.

Visited July 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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3,568 reviews
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“Simple Church”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The Church of La Encarnacion is located in the Plaza de la Iglesia of Benaque. It was probably built on top of the Moorish mezquita. The church has one nave in a rectangular space. There is a bell tower at the façade. Beside the church is the church cemetery. Below the tower there is a baptismal chapel and font. The church was restored in the 1950’s because of its poor physical condition. Another restoration was done in 2003 under the direction of Alvaro Mendila and Carlos de Montserrate. Besides its use as a church, cultural activities take place in it.

Visited June 2012
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