The Malaga Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Other than the structure itself being strikingly beautiful, it is also home to many carvings, statues and paintings.
Dominating the views from the castle is Malaga’s half finished cathedral. Built on the site of an old mosque it has been nicknamed ‘La Manquita’, (One armed lady), as it has only one tower.
The Cathedral could not be completed due to lack of funds. Building commenced in 1528 and finally came to an end in 1783. Once inside it is easy to see why the project took over 200 years to complete.
The soaring interior, 40m tall, is distinguished by the alter which is made of Italian marble with agate columns and an enormous cedar-wood choir.
Due to the long time taken to (almost) complete this cathedral it has various influences. The interior is a mix of Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture.
Once inside the cathedral you will see that it has 14 chapels each one dedicated to a different saint or event. The artwork in these chapels is spectacular!
According to the ticket you are given when entering the cathedral you are not allowed to take photos, however there are always many people snapping away.
This Cathedral is a must when visiting the city