Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor, Antequera

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Religious Site · Church
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  • I visited this place as part of my combined ticket with the Alcazaba next door so, being aged, the ticket only cost 3e, a bargain. Do not expect a working church because it was deconsecrated back in....  more »
  • We visited the church on Tuesday afternoon when access is free and were struck by the unusual frescoes of a warrior nun, as well as other unusual decorations. Eventually I discovered on the Internet.....  more »
  • I have visited this site once before; once a night for a Rythm and Blues event and do not regret visiting it a third time and I am sure that I will return to enjoy it once again. A must visit if you are in Antequera
  • I enjoyed the spartan decor which allowed the basic architecture to be on full display. The lack of baroque gold and over-the-top ostentation was, to me, refreshing. This is not a bold, must-see structure, but, with its retro, gothic floorplan and naves, it was strangely satisfying, and the dark, timbering ceilingwork made excellent contrast to the plain masonry. Finally, it holds a bizarre, paradable statue/float that seems more Classical Greek in inspiration than Christian (a seven-headed serpent), which underscores the madness that religion dips into a bit too frequently, IMHO. Your opinion is equally valid).
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