Description: This church is considered a symbol of the town together with the Moorish Castle. It is one of the largest churches of the diocese, after the Cathedral in Málaga. As the town changed and the population grew, the necessity for building a better situated parish church arose. It was agreed, to raise it on the Plaza Baja de la Despedía. The construction lasted for almost a century, between 1600 and 1699. The church consists of three naves separated by sturdy Tuscan columns, semicircular arches made of arch stones with paintings of the apostles in the spaces between the lintel and the arches. The three most relevant images of the sculpture collection are: Jesus Cruxification, by Navas Parejo, presiding the High Altar; a Dolorosa, anonymous from the seventeenth century, in the Epistle nave and in the nave of the Evangel, a polychrome wooden figure of St. Francis of Assisi. The most remarkable paintings are the Descent of the Cross and the Purgatory; and in the lateral naves, the Conception of Our Lady, the Cruxification and St. Ildefonso.
Location: Plaza Baja de la Despedía. Previously located on top of the old mosque of the castle.
Opening hours: consult in Museum
Contact: 952 49 55 77 (Museum)