Visit Granada: Cathedral of Granada, San Juan de Dios Basilica

Author: Goldmund100








Granada Churches, Spain

Cathedral of Granada

The majestic Cathedral of Granada was built during Charles V’s reign a few years after the Reconquista on top of an existing mosque, to symbolize the triumph of Christianity over Islam. Thanks to the talent of Diego de Siloè, the project fused Gothic and Renaissance styles, with a beautiful cupola with stained glass and three entrance doors: Ecce Homo, San Jerónimo and Perdón. Inside you can admire the great arch, connecting the chorus to the naves and the silver tabernacle on the center of the sanctuary; also worth mentioning, a magnificent organ from the 17th Century and the Cathedral Museum.

Gran Via, s/n
Granada  

 

Opening hours

November to March
Monday to Saturday from 10:30 to 13:30 and from 15:30 to 18:30
Sunday and holidays from 15:30 to 18:30

April to October
Monday to Saturday from 10:30 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to 20:00
Sunday from 16:00 to 20:00

July and August, opens at 10:00

Entrance
€3.50 (includes entrance to the Cathedral Museum)

San Juan de Dios Basilica

It is one of Granada’s main Baroque churches. Built during the first half of the 18th Century, it has a beautifully decorated façade and the interior is in gold-leaf; it keeps the remains of San Juan de Dios, the founder of the Order of the Hospital at the service of Emperor Charles V. Spectacular!

San Juan de Dios, 23
Granada


Opening hours
Monday-Sunday from 8:00 to 11:30 and from 18:30 to 21:00.

 

Basilica of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias (Our Lady of Anguish)

The basilica was built in honor of the patron saint of Granada, the Virgin Mary, and the kings donated to the city the venerated table depicting her face. The church is in the district of Las Angustias, outside the city’s Muslim wall, a product of the strong building boom after the Christian Reconquista.

Carrera del Genil, s/n
Granada


Opening hours
Church hours

 

Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

The church harmonically marries the mudéjar style of the nave’s ceiling and the Renaissance profile of the façade; conceived by architect Juan de Maeda in the 16th Century, it displays splendid sculptures from that era. It is located on the beautiful walkway of the Carrera del Darro, between the Alhambra and Albaicín.

Carrera del Darro, 2
Albaicín Granada


Opening hours
Church hours

Entrance
Free

 

Church of Saint Gil and Saint Anna

This beautiful temple in front of the palace of the Royal Chancellery was built on top of an old mosque, a common modality of almost all religious buildings after the Reconquista. It is one of the most brilliant examples of mudéjar art; it has only one nave and two chapels on the sides. It has been declared national monument.

Plaza de Santa Ana,
Granada

Monastery of Saint Geronimo

Built during the reign of the Catholic Kings, it was transformed from Gothic to Renaissance style by the Duchess of Sessa, who financed the works and insured that she and her husband would be buried in the Royal Chapel of Granada. The sculptures inside the adjoining church give testimony to the value of the Andalusian school directed by Pablo de Rojas and inspired in the Italian Renaissance.

Rector López Argüeta, 9
Granada


Opening hours
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to 19:30
Sunday from 11:00 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to 19:30

Monastery of the Cartuja

Surrounded by exuberant gardens from the hills of Aynadamar, the Cartuja of Granada is the expression of three different styles: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. The latter is responsible for the glitter of the temple and the sacristy, enriched with decorations by Cotán, Bocanegra and Carducho.
 
Paseo de Cartuja, s/n
Granada

 

Opening hours
November to March
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00
Sunday from 10 to 12 and from 15:30 to 18:00

April to October
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00
Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00

Entrance
€3.50

To get there
Bus No. 8

 

 

 

Author:Nozio



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