"The exterior details of the Cathedral" Cathedral - La Manquita Tip by hquittner

Cathedral - La Manquita, Málaga: 32 reviews and 78 photos

  West Front Facade-Upper part (6-window bays)
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  • West Front Facade-Upper part (6-window bays) - Málaga
      West Front Facade-Upper part (6-window bays)
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  • Lower facade with stairways and porches - Málaga
      Lower facade with stairways and porches
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  • Absidial view of cathedral - Málaga
      Absidial view of cathedral
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  • La Manquita Tower and good one behind it - Málaga
      La Manquita Tower and good one behind it
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  • Annunciation medallion on facade - Málaga
      Annunciation medallion on facade
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Building began in 1528, after the Moorish expulsion, during the heyday of the American Conquests. As the prosperity diminished the construction slowed. After a 17C earthquake rebuilding and new work led to a completion in the 1700's. Even then events led to low funds and the SW tower is unfinished (it is a rough stump called La Manquita-the one without). This is a common circumstance among big churches. The church has been well served by a sequence of talented architects, most importantly Egas and Siloe who have built several other cathedrals to their fame. A pattern of 6-window round arch ("Roman") bays occupies the clerestory level. This pattern is echoed in the lower level at doorways , in the apse and on the facade, where Corinthian columns are set. Pink stone is heavily employed. This is fine post-Gothic Renaissance inspiration. There are bas relief medallions on the West front over the doors: of the Annunciation and the two patron saints of the city,Paula and Cyriacus.

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  • Written Dec 25, 2005
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