Malaga cathedral opens its roof for visitors

Posted By Chris Newsham / July 10, 2015 / Malaga News, Puerto Banus, Puerto Banus News / 0 Comments

Malaga’s latest attraction opened its doors to the public last Tuesday as tens of privileged visitors were given a guided tour of the recently-completed terraces above the city’s cathedral.
This permanent installation offers tourists a rare experience of being able to walk along and take in such intimate views of a place of worship.
Two groups of around twenty tourists were among those lucky enough to be taken around the new structure by Juan Manuel Sánchez la Chica, an architect involved in its development.
After climbing some two hundred steps to reach the route, situated around fifty metres above sea level, visitors are invited to follow a route, firstly taking in the north tower. You then follow a system of stairways and walkways with hand rails and floor-level lighting until you reach a terrace which looks over Plaza de los Naranjos. From here you are in a privileged position to take in the main nave of the cathedral and also see the differences between the Baroque and Renaissance architecture.
The route then continues to the south tower. You must then navigate some spiral staircases which, like the previous two hundred steps, pose little difficulty, according to those initial guests.
The route is open Monday to Sunday from 10.30am to 2.30pm. But due to exceptional initial demand, the opening hours of the cathedral roof have been extended. From 19 May, it will be open Monday to Sunday from 10.30am to 1.30pm with evening opening hours on between 6 and 8pm. From 28 May, there will be night visits on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9pm.
The ticket office can be found at ArsMálaga in the Episcopal palace in front of the main entrance to the cathedral in Plaza del Obispo.

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