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Granada Cathedral, Granada

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Architectural Building Religious Site
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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  • Veey old cathedral. Very tall situated exactly in the center of the city. Interesting also around..spice shops...good area for restaurants  more »
  • Not as impressive as the cathedrals in Seville and Madrid but a good see. Near city Centre and flea market just ourltside.  more »
  • An oasis of quiet and coolness on a hot afternoon. A must see when on Granada. The entry fee includes an audio guide, but this is a bit heavy going so you might want to skip through it. Beware that it...  more »
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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.
  • Not my favourite cathedral but still quite stunning. Full of light inside, beautiful organs and altar. Not at all what you'd expect it to look like from the outside.
  • 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.
  • A beatiful catedrale. There are audioguides and lots of paintings.
  • Must visit site, they provide free guide to help people understand the history of church.

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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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