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Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor

Plaza de Santa Maria, Antequera, Spain
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Unused church next to entrance to alcazaba. Entrance fee can be purchased at alcazaba... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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go at Sunset for pretty light

Its up the hill, right past the Arch of the Gigantes & next to the Alcazaba. *I didnt go in as I... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unused church next to entrance to alcazaba. Entrance fee can be purchased at alcazaba office. Location is sparsely furnished with a few interesting displays of local interest. A video on a loop explains local legends and customs.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Its up the hill, right past the Arch of the Gigantes & next to the Alcazaba. *I didnt go in as I assumed it was closed at that hour (~8pm / sunset @ ~9pm in July)* but its very picturesque, nice view of the city...More

Thank Cleo484
Reviewed 11 July 2017

On our way to visit the Alcazaba and just before entering the Arco de los gigantes, I was struck by the absolute beauty of the façade of Santa Maria la Mayor. The pathway to the Santa Maria square accentuated by the cypresses with the church...More

Thank Guidhoo
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Iconic part of Antequera heritage and history is beautiful in location with its plaza and overlooking the Roman ruins and excavations. Inside it is a typical church of the 16th century - but hosts some interesting video and exhibition events. Do visit. Its over 100...More

1  Thank StuartBass
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A lovely place to visit although a fairly uphill walk. The views from outside of Antequeria were lovely. There was a small charge to enter.

Thank 244june
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Right next to the Alcazabar, the Colegiate de Santa Maria la Mayor is well worth the struggle up the hill from the town (although it is on the route of the Electric Tourist Bus which does stop here for 10 minutes or so to enable...More

Thank DeryckWheeler
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This sits below the Moorish Fort in a magnificent location over looking the fairly recent excavated Roman remains. In May the views are exceptional with so many hues of green that I guess go to Brown. Your camera will be on overtime as the views...More

Thank linskitours
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Well worth a look, especially if you are going to the Alcazaba next door as well. The film screen was working when we were there but you wouldn't miss anything by not seeing the short film, if you have the audio guide you have all...More

Thank limerick_lady_10
Reviewed 29 April 2017

As others have already commented, the facade is pretty, but there is not much to see inside. Inside the church the wooden ceiling and the architectural build are interesting. The altar has a wooden structure around it that looks like a place holder for what...More

Thank Aggie0815
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The best thing about this church is the facade. The inside has been set up to show an audio visual but it wasn't on during our visit as it was close to closing. It takes about five minutes to look around and the most impressive...More

Thank E0N120
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