The Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga is definitely one of the most well known landmarks of Málaga, so of course we had to pay a visit to it. And I really mean pay as the entrance to the cathedral itself costs 6€ and if you, like us, want to stretch your leg muscles and climb to the rooftop of the cathedral, the price is 10€ per person. With the ticket you do get a free audio guide which we do think makes the entrance fee a bit more understandable. At least you get some concrete with your money.
Please note, however, if you have difficulties walking, the rooftop tour is not for you.
Even though the entrance cost is a bit steep for our liking, it is always a good thing to visit such grand places and admire the history of it, and the amount of work and worship that has been built into the very stones of a place such as this.
The Best View In Town?
During our last trip to Málaga we visited the Castillo de Gibralfaro and Alcazaba from where the view was spectacular, but as the Cathedral is inside the city, the views from here are somewhat different. The climb itself is done in two parts, and even after the first flight of stairs it is clear that the views are going to be good. And from certain points of the climb you can actually stop and take a photo to the inside of the cathedral as well. Assassin’s Creed much?
After the first flight of stairs one can stop to take photos, and even at this point it is quite clear how high up that one climb actually took you.
From the top of the Cathedral’s roof you have a 360⁰ view over the city of Málaga! Something that you cannot get from the the Castillo, even though the fortress is on a higher ground.
Views From The Top (C) Two Queens Travel Blog 2019
If you are visiting Málaga, and you have time only either for the Castillo or the Cathedral, we cannot really tell which one you should pick. Both of the places are completely different, and both require a good amount of foot work.
But Malaga Cathedral in itself is a good place to visit, it is after all a landmark inside the city.