"The exterior details of the Cathedral" Cathedral - La Manquita Tip by hquittner
Cathedral - La Manquita, Málaga: 32 reviews and 78 photos
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.
Address: C/ Molina Larios
Phone: + 34 952215917
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