Western Entrance of Málaga Cathedral in Málaga, Spain

The most lavish exterior of Málaga Cathedral faces Plaza del Obispo. This western, 18th century entrance with a Baroque style is sometimes called the Tabernacle Façade. The upper balconies were built with blocks of white marble. Below are lilac-colored Solomonic (corkscrew) columns, pediments and arch edging. There is a medallion above each door. The middle relief represents the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. The other two are patron saints of Málaga and part of the city’s coat of arms. St. Ciriaco is on the left and St. Paula is on the right. In the 4th century, these young women were residents of Málaga when they were stoned to death for not renouncing Christianity.

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Calle Molina Lario, 9, 29015 Málaga, Spain

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