Avda. Antonio Belón, 2
Marbella CP: 29602 (MÁLAGA)
It was built at the beginning of the 16th century and is a good example of Islamic and Christian architecture with a mix of arches and ornate doorways. It has a single nave and inside, a wonderful armour is well preserved. Outside, it has an interesting late gothic stone façade and a carved wood door with the shield of San Juan de Dios’order.
Its canonical raising was in 1505, but the current building was built at the beginning of the 18th century. Its structure is a basilica plant with three baroque naves and a Rococo stone façade. It has also an organ considered as the most important one built in Spain in the last 125 years.
In the avenue of the same name and at the bottom of the Hermitage built within the 18th century, one can find the Church Santo Cristo del Calvario, blessed in 1976. A place of cult, it contains in its interior exquisite icons and beautifully coloured stained glass windows. The church is air conditioned so all visitors can find the peace to admire various works of art.
The Chapel of Santiago is situated in the most famous square in Marbella – Plaza de los Naranjos. This Chapel is probably the oldest of all the churches in Marbella (it is not aligned with the square and therefore it was constructed earlier), it has been traced back to the 15th century. It is a very simple building, with a single nave. It is the brotherhood headquarters of Cofradía del Santísimo Cristo del Amor, María Santísima de la Caridad y San Juan Evangelista.
This Chapel was built in 16th century. It was extended in the 18th century with a lady chapel tower and has a single nave. Inside, the choir that used to support a Tuscan column is sunk into the baptismal located under the font. Outside, there is a cut stone façade with stone crest, and a small bell tower decorated charmingly with tiles.
If this hasn’t satisfied your apetite for culture while staying at Hotel Lima, check out our guide to museums in Marbella.