The original architect of the cathedral was Diego de Siloe and construction began in 1528; it continued slowly over the next two and a half centuries and this can clearly be seen in the mish-mash of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture on the façade. The architecture José Martín de Aldehuela, who built the Puente Nuevo in Ronda, also had a hand in finishing this cathedral.
The interior is a mix of gleaming Renaissance and Baroque elements, with a lavishly ornate vaulted ceiling and two massive organs that boast 4,000 pipes between them. The fine 17th-century choir is of mahogany and cedar, adorned with 42 sculptures of saints designed by Luis Ortiz da Bargas and Pedro de Mena.
Adjacent to the cathedral is the smaller, 15th-century Iglesia del Sagrano. Only its original Gothic portico now remains as it was largely rebuilt in 1714 following the 1680 earthquake; it has a wonderfully over-the-top interior. There is a small open-air museum in the cathedral grounds scattered with sculptures by Málaga artist Jorge Rando.
Tours & Tickets
The best cultural tour in town, explaining the main monuments and the stories behind them in a deep and professional way, helped by certain revealing images ... Read more
Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Discover Malaga, the coastal city noted for its museums such as Museo Thyssen, Museo Pompidou, Museo Picasso, and Museo Pedro de Mena. Its history is reflected ... Read more
Location: Marbella, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)