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Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

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Address: Plaza de La Iglesia s/n | Parroquia la Encarnación, 29670, Marbella, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 952 77 31 36
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Christmas Eve

It was my first time went for Christmas Eve in Marbella and in this church. Not a big church located in Marbella old town.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time went for Christmas Eve in Marbella and in this church. Not a big church located in Marbella old town.

Thank sherlyberibi
Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A typical Spanish church situated in the beautiful area of the Old town. The inside is amazing and the ambiance outside the church is very nice. Make sure to see the processions if you are visiting Marbella for Easter.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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153 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This church is a simple church but was very beautiful. After seeing so many massive cathedrals in Spain this was a quaint yet beautiful sigh to see. If in Marbella it only take about 30 minutes to walk in and explore.

Thank Brian C
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,722 reviews
1,816 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 763 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice architecture, baroque style, this very nice church is located in old town of Marbella,on Plaza de La Iglesia, a real Andalous place; often they have traditional festive celebrations, catoliques feasts, with superbe processions; the church has nice statues, and the feasts are imposing.

Thank Manuela L
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

You must visit this church in the old town. It may be relatively small but every mass we were at was packed,and while I don't understand the language I can follow the form. The church has a very ornate Altar gleaming with gold?. There are many interesting side chapels to the saints and the Virgin Mary which is particularly ornate.... More 

Thank erskine129
Cincinnati, Ohio
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215 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Lovely little church in the center of the old town. You don’t need too much time to visit, as the church itself is small. The traditional Spanish interior makes it a highlight of the area.

Thank GoSeeGlutenFree
London, United Kingdom
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804 reviews
707 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Wonderful church, surprisingly large for the confines of the old town. Building started in the 16th century on the Catholic Reconquest and replaced the main mosque in the square. The church has a central nave with two side aisles and barrel vaulting. Interior mainly from the 18th century with fine Rococo features.

Thank Nomadman411978
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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299 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you will be walking around in Marbella old town you should definitely not miss out this beautiful church. There is so much to see in it, that you will be happy to have seen it.

Thank Isabell v
Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Well worth a visit, the more you have read up about it, the more you will enjoy it. It's the starting point for the Ash Wednesday - Good Friday- Easter Sunday celebrations and procession

Thank JoeGDublin
Northern Ireland
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83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Visited this amazing Cathedral during the day. THEN in the evening we watched the parade as the young men and women carried the 1,000 kg 'throne' - which we had seen in the cathedral earlier in the day. A great experience

Thank Tompsy

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