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“A Very Beautiful Church”

Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
Ranked #9 of 98 things to do in Marbella
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Malaga, Spain
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“A Very Beautiful Church”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My wife and I were recently in Marbella and went to see the Church of La Encarnacion. This has improved very much because apparently the new parish priest has been restoring the chapels, slowly but surely. The church is now one of the most beautiful churches in Andalucía.

Visited June 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“well maintained Church, well worth a visit !!”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

we always enjoy visiting this church located in the center of Marbella. I find it very peaceful to enter the church and take a look around. This is a good place to rest a bit and do some meditation. It is very nice and well maintained, well worth a visit !!

Visited May 2014
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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“Alter of Gold”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

The outside of the church is rather bland but the inside makes up for it. There are not many statues or large stained glass windows there but the high alter is covered with gold and there are other side alter covered with silver. They were tuning the organ when we walked in and the acoustics were amazing. This is a one of the must visit place if you are in the Old Town of Marbella.......and do not forget to wander the street as well. Its a great setting for a very old church and it surely takes you back in time.

Visited March 2014
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Cork, Ireland
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“Gold”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The main altar is covered in gold. I wonder if it's real and does it go back to the time the Conquistatores brought all that gold back from the Americas? One of the side altars is devoted to Our Lady of Carmen. If you are in Marbella around the 16th. July be sure to see the procession of fishing boats on the sea carrying the statue of this patron of Marbella.

Visited September 2013
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London
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“Central to the town”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The wealth and opulence that is Marbella seems to have carried on into this Church where magnificent gold leaf and silver abound. The detailed ornate high alter is wonderful. Before you leave, look behind you at the organ which we were told is one of the most musically important in Spain. Go to the tourist office for a map of the highlights of the Old Town and also see some other chapels close by.

Visited September 2013
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