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Granada Cathedral, Granada

(3.9/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
Meant to be the final resting place of Charles I of Spain, Granada Cathedral is an example of Renaissance architecture that acts as a centerpiece for the city of Granada. In the main chapel are effigies of Isabel and Ferdinand, known as the Catholic Monarchs. Under the elaborate arches and buttresses you'll find El Greco paintings alongside works by Jusepe de Ribera and Alonso Cano. The mishmash of architectural styles and paintings of various periods is no wonder, considering the cathedral took 181 years to build. Put Granada Cathedral and other Granada attractions into our Granada family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This building is typical church architecture of its period. It is an imposing and yes majestic Gothic/Renaissance style cathedral built to impress. Unfortunately having just finished a tour of Alhambr...  more »
  • We went through the door with the intention to follow... it is good that I regretted and enter! Do not make the mistake to follow! Unforgivable to not enter!
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  • This Cathedral is beautiful but I am always surprised to have to pay to visit a place of worship
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  • Had a great time. Firstly 5€ entry is great value and includes audio guide. The Church is very light unlike some Gothic cathedrals which can feel oppressive. The nave is very plain but provides a contrast with the side chapels which are incredibly colourful and full of interest. I found the experience uplifting and would definitely recommend it.
  • You must definitely go and see it! It's beautiful on the outside and the inside also. I recommend a night walk around the cathedral also, when there are no tourists and you can take a better look around.
  • The best cathedral I have ever seen. It's a not to miss attraction in Spain. Would rate in my top 5 spots globally
  • Visited on a Monday with family ranging from 3 - 60years old, entrance was €5 for the adults. We all enjoyed the audio tour, which on the whole was informative and brought the place to life.
  • We were very surprised by the enormous space of the cathedral, by its vaults and the decoration of the vaults. It's also interesting from the architectural point of view because even though it has renaissance features and they call it a renaissance cathedral in the audio guide (which is by the way crappy), it rather feels like a combination of gothic and baroque styles. It's really high and consists of five naves and many chapels around the main chapel like gothic cathedrals. It's also overwhelming like baroque pieces and misses the human scale, proportions and simple elegance of renaissance domes. Having said that, it's really something you have to see and experience.