Constructed between 1528 and 1782 near the site of an early Almohad mosque, Malaga Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church that dominates the city’s historic centre. It’s designed in an opulent Renaissance style with a Baroque facade and is topped by an 84-metre-high tower.
Malaga Cathedral has been nicknamed “La Manquita” (“The One-Armed Woman”), as its second tower was never completed. Designed by Diego Siloe, the facade features three arches, marble columns and medallions carved in stone representing the patron saints of Malaga, Saint Cyriacus and Saint Paula.
Admire the splendid interior, which features beautifully carved choir stalls sculpted by Pedro de Mena. Also of note are the 16th-century tombs of the Chapel of San Francisco and the Neoclassical altarpiece by Juan de Villanueva in the Chapel of the Incarnation.
Malaga Cathedral is a five-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the Málaga María Zambrano railway station, which connects to cities across Spain, or can be accessed by numerous bus routes that stop nearby. Malaga Airport - Costa del Sol is 20 minutes away and has flights from destinations across Europe.