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‘Malaga Cathedral Spain’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

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Sketch source: Internet

I visited Malaga a few months back.  Málaga is a large city in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia and capital of the Malaga Province. The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga has a typical Mediterranean climate and is also known as the birthplace of famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.



The Cathedral of Málaga is a Renaissance church in the city of Málaga in Andalusia in southern Spain. The formal name is the Cathedral of Incarnation. The construction was started in 1528 and it was consecrated in 1588 The construction was spread over 250 years, till 1782. It never got totally finished because only one tower got built per the original plans.

The plan of the Cathedral is in Renaissance style with interior having a nave and two aisles. The facade is Baroque in design, with a tower about 250 feet high, and 276 steps. 

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The interiors. Photo source: Wikipedia

 It was built as per  the plans drawn by Diego de Siloe; its interior is in Renaissance style. The facade, unlike the rest of the building, is in Baroque style. The north tower is 84 metres high, making this building the second-highest cathedral in Andalusia, after the Giralda of Seville.


The south tower remains unfinished. A plaque at the base of the tower states that funds raised by the parish to finish it were used instead to help the British colonies which became the United States to gain their independence from Great Britain. This unfinished state has led to the Cathedral being called “La Manquita”, meaning in English, “The One-Armed Lady”. 







Useful Information:

Distance: It is 537 kms by road from Madrid, and it takes around 3 hours by train

Airfare from New Delhi to Malaga and back is approximately Rs.48,000/ (indicative) upwards.

Entry fee: Entry to the cathedral is 5 Euros.

Weather: The highest temperature ranges between 17 and 30 degres C. and the lowest between 8-20 degrees C., July being the hottest month and January being the coldest.

Photos, text and copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath

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