Malaga Cathedral, Malaga

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Discover Renaissance beauty in the heart of Andalucía at Malaga Cathedral. Constructed in the 16th century, the cathedral is referred to by locals as “La Manguita,” as it boasts only one high tower instead of the traditional two-tower design. Tour the cathedral’s many chapels, admiring grand artwork and details like the ornate Neoclassical altarpiece depicting the patron saints of Málaga and the carved mahogany, 17th-century choir stalls. Visit the museum on the second floor to see ceremonial treasures and important artifacts. Make Malaga Cathedral a part of your Malaga vacation plans using our Malaga travel route planner.
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  • I went to see the Cathedral of Malaga and bought the ticket both to the church and to the roof to see the view over Malaga, but when I found out, that it was 200 steps to the roof I got cold feet and....  more
    I went to see the Cathedral of Malaga and bought the ticket both to the church and to the roof to see the view over Malaga, but when I found out, that it was 200 steps to the roof I got cold feet and....  more »
  • This cathedral is BEAUTIFUL Called La Manquita (one armed lady) by the locals because one of the towers remains unfinished -- lots of stories about this -- it is beautiful inside and out. The... 
    This cathedral is BEAUTIFUL Called La Manquita (one armed lady) by the locals because one of the towers remains unfinished -- lots of stories about this -- it is beautiful inside and out. The...  more »
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  • I've never seen a cathedral quite like this one before. It's wonderful. The architecture is beautiful, there's so much art and adornments everywhere. On a Tuesday, we queued for about 10-15 minutes, nothing too bad. The entrance is paid, but there are many reduced ticket options. The cathedral entrance fee for students is 4€ and if you want to go see the tower as well, that's 7€ in total. You can pay with a credit card there. I highly recommend bringing your phone and earphones, as you are provided with a QR code for an audio guide that you can listen to on your phone. It's worth it going around with the audio guide which shares a lot of interesting information about the cathedral. Absolutely worth a visit when in Málaga.
  • Honestly, I think the cathedral is more impressive from the outside. Inside I didn’t find it anything special apart from the roof. The art is not great, but the organ is impressive. However, definitely add the roof tour into your visit (many steps) and it makes the trip worthwhile. €12 (concession ticket) for both.

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