Start: 23 November 2019
11 h 15 min
End: 24 November 2019
14 h 00 min

Event Venue

Basílica Paleocristiana Vega del Mar, San Pedro de Alcántara, Málaga

GPS: 36.4719694, -4.9902133000001

Archaeological site of one of the few Visigothic churches (6th century) of North African type built on the peninsula.

The set is formed by a basilica and a necropolis associated with it.

It is located in San Pedro de Alcántara next to Linda Vista Beach and near Las Termas Romanas de Las Bóvedas site.

The temple is formed by a central body of three naves separated by pillars, the most prominent feature being the existence of two opposing apses, whose function would be the altar and martirium.

Next to the westernmost apse, we find the baptistery that houses several baptismal batteries. The most important being a single stone carved with an exterior shape of fish, of clear Christian symbolism. It is four-lobed in its interior with the seven steps that correspond to the seven degrees of the mystery of the Holy Spirit described later by St. Isidore.

In the same place is an extensive burial necropolis that extends from the Empire to the seventh century.

Hours:

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11.15 am to 2 pm

Fees & Tickets
Free
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