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Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor

Plaza de Santa Maria, Antequera, Spain
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Unused church

An unused church next to the Alcazaba of Antequera. There's an entrance fee which seems to be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
macedonboy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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 17 January 2018
Noraatc
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 17 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

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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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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

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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

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