The town of Marbella, like that of the rest of Andalucia and Spain predominantly follow the Catholic faith. However, since the 1990´s, Marbella has extensively evolved in to an international community attracting those of an Evangelical, Muslim and Jewish background. Following, is a small selection of the places of worship, Marbella has to offer..
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de La Encarnación
Find this beautiful church in Marbella´s Old Town between the Plaza de los Naranjos and the castle walls. One of the largest in Marbella, the striking white walls and large bell tower stands out for miles. But it´s not just the exterior that impresses, once inside, be mesmerised by the large green and gold Baroque altarpiece. The upper chamber houses one of the biggest organs to be manufactured in the whole of Spain from the twentieth century.
Puerto Banus Christian Centre (The Wave)
The Wave is located in the Cristamar Centre on Avenida de las Naciones Unidas in Puerto Banus. Founded in 2008, this is a community that encourages people from all over the world to worship in a variety of means including workshops, charity events, movie nights and life groups.
Located on Calle Los Jazmines in Nueva Andalucia and the original building dating back to 1491, the small Jewish community here in Marbella congregate here and similar to The Wave, partake in a long list of extracurricular events. Kosher food is also catered from this synagogue.
King Abdul Aziz Mosque
Financed by Saudi Arabia, this Islamic place of worship is named after their first monarch. It was built in 1981 and is one of the first Spanish mosques built in the modern time. The building architecture is an example of Andalusian-inspired contemporary Arabic architecture. Built by Córdoban architect Juan Mora, it has the capacity for over 800 people and consists of housing for the imam, library and gardens.
Many of our guests require quick and easy access to these places of worship and many others in Marbella. Our knowledgeable team can help cater to this request in recommending you the best holiday homes in the area suited to you and your place of worship.