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The best sights of Marbella

Marbella is a fascinating city and there are many things to see. Here is a list of some of Marbella's most popular sights.

Iglesia mayor de la Encarnación

The Iglesia mayor de la Encarnación (main church of the Incarnation) is the main monument of the city of Marbella, Málaga province, in the community of Andalusia. It is a religious temple under the patronage of St. Mary of the Incarnation. In a mid-sixteenth century, the church had military objectives and defensive towers were built around it, there is still the "Torre de la Vela", built using the old minaret of the mosque Alixara.

Building started in 1510 and has a style that ranges from the Baroque, Renaissance, to the Gothic. None of these styles is truly dominant.

The church is a building of a basilica with three naves Baroque, the central one being wider than the side. After the Civil War, the church had to be rebuilt. As a prominent issue is important to note the cover stone is Rococo style. The baroque main altarpiece blanket in its center the image of the patron saint: St. Barnabas.

The Church has in its interior a Sol Major Organ considered one of the most important built in Spain in the twentieth century. Besides other curiosities like the saints who are on the street during Holy Week, including the Virgin de la Soledad (Our Lady of Solitude).

The church is located on Church Square in the old part of the city, close to the medieval wall, and next, the Castle.

Image credits:

Iglesia de la Encarnación de Wikiimedia TYK
Nave Principal de la Iglesia de la Encarnación by Antonio Luna

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