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Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria

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Plaza del Santuario s/n | La entrada a la Cripta, Torre Celestial y Museo se encuentra en los jardines, 29013 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria gets very few visitors as it's a bit away from the centre but it's well worth a visit. There are buses from Almeda which go there. Exterior is very imposing and inside the Baroque interior there is...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The prime objective of visiting this church is to enter the crypt and the Heavenly Tower. We went there on a Saturday morning, sad to find out that these sections already closed and would only open from Monday to Friday till 1:00pm. Our initial plan...More

Thank ErnestChoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive basilica with audiguides that gives you a lot of info. Wonderful woodwork in the quire. Well worth a visit if you like churches.

Thank Kris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited in March 2018 and loved it. The entrance is hidden underneath the main part of the church and the hospital (which is also pretty cool and has a beautiful courtyard). Walk down towards the playground to find it. The guides...More

Thank Kayla B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

A local taxi driver suggested we visit this church, just 10 minutes walk from Plaza de Merced. The plain exterior hides a stunning crypt and baroque tower, which take the breath away. Michaelangelo, our guide, was both knowledgeable and entertaining, and clearly passionate about the...More

Thank Hew C
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We found the cathedral buried in the reviews of trip advisor and decided to make the 20 minute walk from the old town. On the outside the cathedral is unassuming, but inside is amazing! We were given a tour in English with one other couple....More

1  Thank PDXBlazerfan
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

A real hidden gem in Malaga. Looks quite ordinary from the outside but the the crypt and heavenly tower is amazing. Very good guide, well worth the visit and the €2 suggested donation.

2  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I spend some moments to enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful church and to admire the stunning baroque altars created in the mid-17th-century. Some parts of the Basilica are only accessible by guided tour, so I couldn't visit them.

1  Thank Frau_HH
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Get there during the tour times. Michael Anglo is a great guide and explains in English everything about the Basilica. Do pay attention to his description of the beautiful blue shawl and it’s silver threads. The donor of this shawl has a checkered back story....More

2  Thank HugoHillsborough
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

It is a very beautiful hidden gem. De guide tells the story with a lot of passion and is not boring at all. Worth a visit.

1  Thank MargoD209
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Elaine M
5 November 2018|
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Response from Hew C | Reviewed this property |
From the conversation we had with Michael the guide it sounded pretty imminent so it may unfortunately be closed when you are there in December.
5 August 2018|
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Response from Clunmaen | Reviewed this property |
I think they are only closing part of the tower, the magnificent crypt and the museum will still be open. Definitely worth a visit.
paddington b
12 June 2018|
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Response from Miguel P |
The tour guide to the crypt, heavenly tower and museum is from 10:00 to 13:00, last tour starts at 12:30. And the entrance is at the garden side of the Sanctuary. Tour and entrance is free, but you can give (or not), at... More
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