Granada Cathedral, Granada

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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. Before you head to Granada, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Granada trip itinerary site , to make sure you see all that Granada has to offer, including Granada Cathedral.
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  • I have visited the Cathedral on several occasions and I think it is one of the obligatory stop in the city. It has a beautiful travelogue, architecture as well as some antiques that belonged to the Reyes Católicos. The entry includes audio guide in several languages.
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  • It is one of the best cathedrals we have seen. Entry is €5, and give you a few audiguias that explain perfectly the entire Cathedral. You will guided by chapels. Very nice.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral full of history but very different from that of Seville. Cmq is worth a visit. €5 admission including audio tour
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  • The Cathedral of Granada is an absolute “MUST SEE” in the city. It is huge and very beautiful. Occupying a big space between few streets it surprises visitors with variety of architectural styles and decorative elements. Each part of the Cathedral reflects the historical period when it was built. The Cathedral is tightly surrounded by very narrow and cozy streets inviting to wonder around. And this is a best thing to do after admiring the beauty of the Cathedral.
  • Amazing cathedral. The very reasonable €5 entry fee gets you a multi-language handset which guides you through your visit. Definitely a must-see while in Granada.
  • Beautiful architecture, paintings, statues. Very open and light. €5 including an electronic guide
  • Fantastic Cathedral with amazing altarpiece. Great surprise to see a world class collection of paintings including works by Roger van der Weyden and Dieric Bouts which were excellent and a joy to see. Only downside is the audio guide which is a long and monotone drone and it is difficult to work out what the commentator is talking about at anyone time. Otherwise a great place to visit. Brilliant architecture outside too.
  • Absolutely stunning. I don't really buy into religion, but I can definitely appreciate the architecture. It's a work of art.

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Where to stay in Granada

Granada is built in a valley looking up to the majestic Alhambra, and most visitors choose to stay where the view can be admired. Plaza Nueva, just down the hill from the Alhambra entry gates, constitutes the touristic center of the city. Many of the famous free-tapas bars and lively restaurants line this famous plaza, as well as a number of small hotels and apartment rentals. Found directly behind the plaza are the city's two historical old Moorish quarters, Albayzín and El Sacramonte, which are characterized by their narrow winding streets and picturesque whitewashed buildings. Here you'll find a number of charming hotels with hillside views of the Alhambra and city center.
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