Museum and Basilica of Santa Maria la Victoria
A museum in Malaga dedicated to Santa Maria de la Victoria, patron saint of Malaga.
The Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria is one of the most important churches in the city of Malaga, was declared a monument in 1996 and houses the image of Santa Maria de la Victoria. The visit to the basilica of the patron saint of Malaga includes the statue of the patron saint, the crypt of the Counts of Buenavista, the room that holds the historical belongings of the Virgin and a tour of the interior of the monument.
It undoubtedly houses a large collection for lovers of the Baroque style. A space that impresses with its black background full of white plasterwork details. Skeletons and death figures in white plaster protrude from the walls.
The building of the museum and basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria is located in the place that the Catholic Monarchs camped in the siege of Malaga during the reconquest of the city. Initially it was a hermitage, but the church was built at the beginning of the 16th century. Within this monument it is worth mentioning its dressing-room tower, a key piece of Spanish Baroque, one of the first built in Spain to resemble that of Guadalupe.