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Another Impressive Building

The exterior of the church is very impressive with a huge wooden door and Gothic Architecture... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Go there for the views

I am not sure why so many visitors are talking about steep climb to the Alcazaba and the Church of... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
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Plaza de Santa Maria, 29200, Antequera, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most interesting Roman/Visigothic /Moorish/Christian castle perched on a hill above Antequera and with a stunning (former) Church dating from 1550. A bit of a climb out of the centre of town to get there but absolutely worth the effort. One ticket covers both castle and...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The exterior of the church is very impressive with a huge wooden door and Gothic Architecture which cover the building all around , it was closed when I walked up to see it early am , so never really had a chance to see inside...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

An unused church next to the Alcazaba of Antequera. There's an entrance fee which seems to be combined with the entrance to the Alcazaba. As it's largely unused, there's not much to see. There's the usual chapel and high alter, which are all okay. The...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I am not sure why so many visitors are talking about steep climb to the Alcazaba and the Church of Santa Maria: it is just steps with several viewing platforms, where you can relax and enjoy the views. Pretty easy to do. The church is...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Just visiting the free areas gives you a overlook of the plains of the surroundings and the city with all its churches. Nice little bodega in the area , but tapas are expensive...

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 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

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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

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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.

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