La Iglesia de Sagrado Corazón (Church of the Sacred Heart) is *not* the Cathedral!
To the untrained eye this ornate neo-Gothic church, right in the city centre, close to the Thyssen museum and Plaza de la Constitución, ticks all the boxes to be the cathedral. But, alas, it isn’t. It’s much newer than that.
It was built as recently as 1920. Its beautifully pointed arches and towers are the work of renowned local architect Fernando Guerrero Strachan.
While they draw your attention upwards, be sure to check out the large, decorative doors of the church as well.
This Iglesia de Sagrado Corazón is especially popular with young brides therefore at weekends you’re likely to come across multiple wedding parties – a great place to get a taste of the local culture.
Daryl is the co-founder of Malaga Guru. He is a copywriter, editor and translator who moved to Malaga a decade ago having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found this site in 2016.