Sacred Heart Church (Sagrado Corazon) Tours

Tucked away down a tiny side street in the cramped alleyways of Málaga’s historic center, the Church of the Sacred Heart was funded and built in Neo-Gothic style in 1920 by an order of Jesuits monks. Designed by revered local architect Fernando Guerrero Strachan — he was known as ‘the Gaudí of Málaga’ and the monumental city hall is also his work — the basilica has an eye-catching façade in soft biscuit stone, topped with two spires and covered in Gothic-style tracery. An ornate rose window sits above the spiky arches of the main doors.

The interior of the church is relatively plain, with three aisles lined with tiny chapels and all topped with soaring vaulted roofs. On either side of the massive Neo-Gothic main altar are paintings of the martyrs St Ignacio de Loyola and St Francisco de Borja, and the narrow stained-glass windows are by the renowned firm Mauméjean from Pau in France; they feature scenes from the lives of the saints.

Practical Info

Admission is free, and open daily 7am–12pm, 6pm–7:30pm. For transportation, take EMT bus no 36 to Carretería on Plaza Nueva or walk through the pedestrianized streets of the old city.
Location
Address: Plaza de San Ignacio, Málaga, Andalucia 29008, Spain
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Hours: Daily 7am–12pm, 6pm–7:30pm
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Private Tour: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Málaga

Make the most of your time in Malaga with this private, full-day city tour. Benefit from personalized attention from a dedicated guide and the ability to customize your itinerary while exploring Malaga's cultural and historical aspects. Enjoy the chance to focus on the landmarks and highlights of the city that appeal to you and your private party, then stop for tapas and beverages for your party of up to 15 people.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Malaga Bike Tour

Pedal your way through Malaga and check off the port city’s key sights on this 3-hour bike tour. Accompanied by your tour leader, you’ll cycle through the charming historic center on beautiful pedestrian streets. See the Renaissance Cathedral of Malaga, the Roman Theater, Alcazaba and other showstopper landmarks. After stopping at Malaga’s bullring, continue along the waterfront pausing for a drink at a beach bar (own expense). On the way back to the city, cycle through the beautiful marina and take in the spectacular skyline of Malaga.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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