Iglesia de Santiago

Church in Málaga

Church Of Santiago In Malaga
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The Iglesia de Santiago  or St. James Church was established in 1490 and is Málaga’s oldest church.  It was extended in 1545, taking over part of the adjoining mosque. Of the original mosque only the central door of the building and its adjoining square tower remain.

The square tower was first built separated from the church, following the tradition of minarets, and was joined to the church in the 16th century. The access to the top of the tower was by an external stairs.

Inside there are three naves with valuable works by Alonso Cano and Niño de Guevara. It also contains significant items of jewellery, such as a 16th century, plateresque-style chalice with star-shaped foot and hexagonal body.

Birthplace of Pablo Picasso

In this church baptized  Pablo Picasso on  as November 10, 1881 and his baptismal certificate is stored here.  On the facade of the church there is a commemorative plaque, Pablo Picasso was baptized in this parish.

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Visiting Iglesia de Santiago


9.00 – 13.30 and 18.00 – 20.00

Address: Parroquia Santiago Apóstol Málaga Calle Granada, 78 29015 Málaga Spain
Telephone: +34 952219661
Duration: 20 minutes

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