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Granada Cathedral, Granada
(3.9/5 based on 1,800+ 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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  • Beautiful and la.energia than se.respira there is lo.maximo, very nice, make up four buildings, one more beautiful q other
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  • The Spanish cathedrals are some of the most interesting monuments that may have cities, since they are the result of several centuries of construction and the fusion of different artistic epochs. It is a visit you can't miss, although many complain that it charge entry (adult € 5 with the audio-guide included and children free). Never thought I would say this, but what more we liked Granada Cathedral (apart of course from the architectural and artistic set in itself), have been the children'S audio-guides, I give congratulations to those responsible for this educational and tourist project. Children are attached to the voice of Cecilio, counting them as if it were an adventure and a guessing game. Do not miss it, really, that the kids will like. And then visit the Royal Chapel, another essential.
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  • Is a cathedral very luminous, mostly thanks to the walls whitewashed, also is relatively wide, we called the attention the altarpiece greater. As detail that not us liked the audioguide, could be more useful if come more tracks, I mean to more points of listens, and not mixed in the same numerous chapels or details, that made that lose part of the information, otherwise is visit of interest in Granada
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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.