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Basilica of San Juan de Dios, Granada

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Basilica of San Juan de Dios is the spiritual center of the St John of God order, and an ideal example of the Granada Baroque architectural style. Walk around the church to see the towers and facade before entering to view the ornately decorated interior. As you explore, you will see elaborately decorated domes and chapels, with walls covered in artwork, inlaid mirrors, and a wealth of gilded furnishings. Make your way to the sacristy and see a museum-like collection of 62 frames and mirrors, or climb up to the dressing room to a gallery of art pieces. Wander into the post-chapel and see precious objects that have survived the numerous lootings that the church has undergone, then view the gold adornments of the Camarín reliquary. If you prefer a more religious experience, Sunday masses are still held. Using our world travel planner, Granada attractions like Basilica of San Juan de Dios can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went to this cathedral on the last day of our trip and it was impressive. Every inch of the cathedral is lined with something to look at. It looks like the entire place is covered in gold leaf. The...  more »
  • Interesting but not really worth the detour. Extravagant gilding, verbose audio guide, you could just check the images on google and be as satisfied.  more »
  • Excellent if you want to understand the extent of ultimate Spanish baroque architecture. Don't miss the spaces on the first floor behind the altar!  more »
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  • The afternoon is open as a Museum, in the evenings pass service. Very beautiful, Baroque. Has recently been restored. You can go through the internal premises and rise above. There are audio guides (Russian). Worthy of attention. Entry 4 euros.
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  • It's been a pleasure going to Granada, follow and know the steps of San Juan de Dios. The story of his life and his great work without reservation. I have enjoyed greatly admiring his wonderful Basilica! It is spectacular!
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  • It is worth visiting it, although the entrance is a little expensive. The staff is very friendly and attentive.
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  • Impressive. Recommended 100 × 100
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  • It is surprising. It is worth visiting
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