The build didn´t really start till the year 1528 and took until 1782. The Malaga Cathedral has both Gothic and Baroque elements.
In the year 1782 an end was made to the neverending building process, with 1 tower that still todate hasn´t been finished. They think that at the time the money that was meant to finish the tower was spent on other works such as the Antequera road. This is the reason why the Cathedral was been given the nickname "La Manquita" (no arms).
The Malaga Cathedral structure is based on enormous pillars, constructed with the aid of materials from the Sierra de Mijas and El Torcal in Antequera. The lower parts of the pillars are decorated up till the first platform, from here the pillars have a square shape that is in direct connection with the roof. The roof mainly comprises of arches and round shapes.
The Basilica comprises of 3 rooms, each with the same height of 41.79 meters and with the middle room wider than the other two rooms
One of the prettiest rooms of the Cathedral is the majestic chapel "Capilla Mayor", which was the work of Diego de Vergara and dates from the year 1541. This chapel is half round with walls and high windows, closed off with a half round roof that gives the room a more spacious appearance.
Molina Lario Street 9,
PBX Phone: 952 21 59 17
Adults: 5 € p.p
Groups: 3 € p.p
Children: 0, 60 €
Free: Schools, institutions and local population
10:00 to 18:00 hours from Monday to Friday
from 10:00 to 17:00 Saturdays
Closed on Sundays and holidays
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