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Iglesia de San Sebastián - Provincia de Málaga y su Costa del Sol

Church of San Sebastián

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Since the Arab castle on Mount Porón no longer exists this town’s most outstanding monument is the parish church of San Sebastián. It was built in the first half of the eighteenth century and later underwent numerous alterations. Its interior is divided into three naves separated by semicircular arches resting on quadrangular pillars. In the square, main chapel, the decorated dome stands out for its multicoloured gesso works relating to the Assumption and the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian and other saints.

On its main façade the church has a curious lobed arch that ends in a triangle, while the tower is notable for its roof covered with blue glazed ceramic. The church, taken as a whole, is built to a very harmonious plan and shows great architectural simplicity.


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Characteristics

  • Located in an urban area
  • Inland area

How to get here

If the traveller is in Ronda or its environs, the easiest way to get to this town is to take the A-369 (Ronda-Algeciras road), and once past Algatocín to take the MA-538 to Benarrabá. If he is starting from the Costa del Sol, it is advisable to go by way of the AP-7 (N-340) to Manilva and there to take the A-377 to Gaucín, where it connects with the A-369 and Benarrabá is then reached by the aforementioned MA-358.

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