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Granada Cathedral, Granada

(3.9/5 based on 1,900+ 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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  • There best cathedrals in Spain. but the visit to know is recommended a little history. It is payment entry give you a device for listening to the stories of every corner.
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  • Although to me not impressed me, I think that you can't go from Granada without seeing it. What most caught my attention is the light that comes... does not need artificial light to see into her day. The worst... but all belong to the Cathedral, you have to pay by entering the Ctedral and then to see the Royal Chapel. It is too cold inside.
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  • The interior, with four aisles, very tall and slender and still higher central is a marvel of elegance. But the presbytery is a real gem, which combines a prodigious and harmonious architecture with some superb pictures and magnificent stained-glass windows in which condense the moments of life (and death) of Jesus Christ, and the main Santos
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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.