Málaga Cathedral is one of the richest cathedrals of Renaissance-Baroque style that exist in Spain and the most important and representative monument of the city of Malaga, who is also a visual reference from virtually the entire city.
This building occupies the site of the Muslim mosque, inside the walled Arabic. It was started in the sixteenth century, in the year of 1528 according to project architect Diego de Siloam Burgos during a first phase only the head was built by pillars with half columns with Corinthian capitals.
After a break of more than a century, the works were resumed in the eighteenth century to finish the body of the church, based on large pillars with columns, from which emerge new pillars pilasters that support a network of hemispherical domes .
The result is a Renaissance-Baroque cathedral living room floor without cruise accused in plan with three naves of equal height, although less width to the side. The auction is a header polygonal with ambulatory. The main facade is richly decorated. It is divided vertically into two floors, the lower that of the three doors sheltered by arch on columns with medallions and upper arches.
The most popular of this grand facade is the contrast between the high and the unfinished north tower south, why is called the Cathedral of Malaga, the “Manquita”.
Another notable parts of the Cathedral of Malaga is the Chain Gate open on the north side of SEO. It is a door surrounded by a curious and graceful semi-circular towers, called cubillos, sober in its bottom, as a monumental column (XVI century) and very articulated and decorated in its upper floors (XVIII century).