The Cathedral Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation is in the Cathedral Square, in the historic center of Almeria. Its construction began in the 16th century, and is attributed to Diego de Siloé. It was made in replacement of the old Cathedral that had been destroyed by an earthquake.
It is a curious temple conceived as a church-fortress that was built for defense against the pirates of North Africa. This explains their battlements and embrasures. The towers that it has in the corners housed cannons.
Its design combines gothic style in the ceiling beams, inside, and marbled marble in baroque and neoclassical ornaments.
Note the High altar and the chapel behind it, where the remains of the founder of the Cathedral are deposited, and the Chorus, with its walnut carvings.
The two Renaissance monumental doors designed by Juan de Orea are of great value. In them, pilasters and pediments have a beautiful set of perpendicular and diagonal lines.
On Calle Cubo, in one of the towers of the Cathedral, we can appreciate the “Sun of Portocarrero”, characteristic symbol adopted as one of the emblems of the city.
The schedule Visiting the temple is Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm. The entry general is € 2. They have guided tours.