The Iglesia-Convento de Santa María de la Encarnación dates back to 1485 and was built on the site of an ancient mosque. It is next to the tower that was once a two-tiered minaret,...
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The town of Coín is located in the region of Valle del Guadalhorce, stretching from the Sierra de Alpujata to the centre of the region and it has a great diversity of landscapes where visitors can enjoy nature from the heart of the historical centre. In this regard, Coín has a great wealth of religious and architectural heritage. The churches that bring the town to life, such as the Encarnación, San Andrés and San Juan churches, together with the Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta chapel, which are the main monuments in this town, closely related to its traditions.
There is a large British community in this town, as in many other towns in the province of Malaga.
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The Catholic Monarchs order the Santa María de la Encarnación church to be built on what was the former Arab mosque. It has a nave with a ribbed dome and a plaster relief walls. The convent was built later during the 18th century and it is now used for cultural activities. The entire building has three halls in which various ethnographic, artistic and, of course, archaeological exhibitions are held.
The town"s mixture of styles resulting from the cultural diversity of its history is reflected in the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista. Built during the 16th century, it has classic, gothic, Mudejar and baroque elements. Inside there is a sculpture of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles and the image of the Virgin of Fuensanta, the patron saint of Coín and the origin of a number of traditions and local festivities.
An ancient chapel is the centre of some local festivities in honour of Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta, dating back to the 16th century. The sanctuary offers a unique view given its privileged position offering views over the entire area, with the Pereila river running through it. This area offers images of rural art illustrated in mills, ancient bridges, now abandoned, a Roman road or the Llano de la Virgen site, declared a Site of Cultural Interest.
There are four L-shaped temples in Andalusia, one of which is located in Coín. The Hospital de la Caridad, built in the middle of the 16th century, it has its own chapel and was later converted into the San Andrés church. This architectural feature was designed to add a wing perpendicular to the chancel in order to separate those suffering from illness from other believers. The restrained beauty of the building is enlivened by its Mudejar style and neo-classical main door.
Coín also has a unique tower with a triangular base. This tower belonged to the church of the Trinity Convent and although the building was destroyed, the tower is the only remnant of its existence.
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