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Church of La Encarnacion

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Church of La Encarnacion

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Calle de la Iglesai, Comares Spain
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Semi-private tour to Comares and La Zorrilla, 2 hidden jewels in Eastern Málaga
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Semi-private tour to Comares and La Zorrilla, 2 hidden jewels in Eastern Málaga

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Firstly we will take you to la Zorrilla, a tiny beautiful hamlet that was abandoned for decades and now is an oasis of calm with very beautiful houses, where we will do a 40 minutes stop.<br>After the visit to La Zorrilla you will visit Comares, one of the highest villages in the area, where the views are breathtaking. Once there we will have a coffee and start our guided tour through the beautiful and narrow streets of this white village. Comares is a village with a very interesting Moorish history and you will learn about its past and visit the most beautiful corners. <br>I assure you that you will fall in love with Comares, it s a very unknown white village but one of the most beautiful ones in Spain and, the beauty of this village surprises all the visitors.<br>After discovering Comares, we will have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant and you will have the chance to drink a coffee afterwards while enjoying the stunning views of Comares before we will come back home.
US$ 96.45 per adult
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WelshToro wrote a review Mar 2015
Birmingham, United Kingdom163 contributions138 helpful votes
Comares is a tidy and attractive mountain village in the Axarquia. It is well worth a visit for the views alone as well as the remains of the Moorish fort. This attractive church is also worth a visit if you happen to be passing through. It is a sixteenth century construction and is a delightful example of the mudejar style. If you mange to get inside you will see the marvelous red bricks which give all mudejar churches a sense of style and place. They are scattered throughout Andalucia and many, such as this one, were built on top of the Muslim mezquitas (mosques) with the minarets converted into bell towers. You will probably find the church closed except for services but you can get the key to enter from a lady who lives at the top of the street leading to the church. You don't need to know which house because she will almost certainly try to entice you in after a few seconds in order to purchase a variety of local produce, and very good it is too. She doesn't speak English but just mention the "iglesia" and do a bit of sign language and she will understand.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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Winny W wrote a review Dec 2013
Gibraltar4 contributions2 helpful votes
When we passed the doors were open so we could have a look inside, don't think it's a cathedral or anything, but nice enough to admire the interior.
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Date of experience: December 2013
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PeterC978 wrote a review Dec 2012
Los Alcazares, Spain41 contributions12 helpful votes
The hub of life and death for the villagers, with the usual baptism, wedding and funeral services. I am not religious, but we go to share in the lives of the people we have chosen to live among.
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Date of experience: October 2012
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DannyDublin24 wrote a review Jul 2012
Dublin202 contributions57 helpful votes
In fairness we had practically no spanish, but did manage to find out that the key was held by the lady who had accosted us further up the street trying to sell us veg. Once inside the church it was very dark and we couldnt locate the light switch. Nothing particularly remarkable, although a nice place to get out of the heat on a warm day
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Date of experience: May 2012
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BennyMalaga wrote a review Jul 2012
Malaga, Spain89,422 contributions3,519 helpful votes
The Church of La Encarnacion is located at the Calle de la Iglesia. The church was constructed in 1505 on the orders of the Archbishop of Seville, Don Diego de Deza. It was built over the old Arab mezquita, as was the custom in those days. The style of the church is Mudejar. The church has three naves and seven pointed arches. The central nave rests on four pillars and is higher than the lateral naves. The interior has the Chapel of the Sagrario, with a spherical cupola that was constructed in the 18th century. The presbytery has a baptismal font made of marble. The façade has an octagonal tower of three floors with pilasters and small round windows that seem constructed in the 19th century. The church was restored in 1721. There was a fire in 1929 and in 1931 the furniture of the church was destroyed by the Republicans. After the Spanish Civil War, the church has been redecorated.
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Date of experience: July 2012
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