Opposite the Plaza del Obispo stands what is known as the Holy Church Cathedral Basilica of the Incarnation, in the city of Malaga. Its construction began in 1525 and ended more than two centuries later, in 1782, under the plans of the architects Diego de Siloé and Andrés de Vandelvira.
The fact that it took so long to build resulted in a mix of styles that can still be identified today. On the one hand, the great Baroque influence becomes clear and, on the other, the Renaissance.
However, one of the greatest jewels of the cathedral is the choir inside, since it has one of the most outstanding sculptures of the Spanish Baroque of the 17th century. A clear example of all this is the Baroque carpentry pieces that represent religious figures, made by the sculptor Pedro de Mena.
You can see all its details in this series of photographs taken by Juan María Pérez and shared in Las Fotos de los Lectores de La Vanguardia.
Although this room inside the cathedral has more than 44 seats, the two organs standing on each side stand out. These are two horizontal trumpet ensembles created by Julián de la Orden, between 1779 and 1781. As a curious fact, they have more than four thousand tubes. And while they're both pretty much the same, many say their sounds are remarkably different.
In its entirety, it is a space with a great aura of expressiveness and mysticism enlivened by the abundant figures inside. And even more, taking into account that in the retrochoir, the room that is behind it, rests a Pietà sculpted in marble by the Pissanis brothers. In short, a real gem in every way.