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. By using our Granada trip itinerary planner , you can arrange your visit to Basilica of San Juan de Dios and other attractions in Granada.
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  • Other necessary stage of the tour in Granada. Recommended especially for students, who can access the Cathedral with a discount of 50%.
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  • A walk of about 10 to 15 minutes from the Cathedral of Granada, leads to this beautiful Basilica. Place where the neoclassical shown lush and let your brand Elizabeth in Granada. Reserve about 1 hour for the visit of each of its corners.
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  • Impossible not to go see her, is known but not well known ... a must see, beautiful! ++++++++
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  • Easily the most pompous and stunning church I've ever seen.
  • Definitely worth visiting for its beauty alone but also as a great praying environment
  • I have a hard time dragging my wife to see old churches, but even she loved this one. Totally over the top Baroque. Be sure to get a staff person to take you up to see the relics, and also you should drop a Euro into the box to light up the altar. This was our second favorite church in Spain, after Sagrada Familia.
  • A great example of high baroque style. There is an audio guide provided and access to all areas of the basilica. Full of art and artefacts, well maintained.
  • A little bit too much barok but thanks to that very suprising. Nicer then the Catedral.

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