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Guadix Cathedral, Guadix

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The Guadix Cathedral, Cathedral of Guadix, or Cathedral of the Incarnation is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Guadix, province of Granada, Spain. Construction of the building began in the 16th century and was completed in the mid-18th century. It is in the Baroque style.Location and historical contextGuadix is believed to be one of the oldest diocesan seats in Spain; tradition has it that the diocese was founded by Saint Torquatus of Acci in the first century A.D. The cathedral sits on the site of an earlier Hispano-Visigothic church extant in the 10th century, and which functioned during the Islamic period as a mosque.During the Reconquista, Guadix was captured by the Christian forces in 1489, and the Hispano-Visigothic church was reestablished as the seat of a bishopric. It was given the name of the Church of Saint Mary of the Incarnation (Iglesia de Santa María de la Encarnación), was made a cathedral by a bull of Pope Innocent VIII, and was somewhat expanded under the direction of Pedro de Morales.Plans were made to replace the old church with a Gothic cathedral as a symbol of the Reconquista, but by the time construction began, that style was already considered antiquated. Cardinal Ávalos and others wanted a cathedral more in accord with the style of the times. Diego de Siloé was commissioned in 1549 to develop a design reflecting the influence of the cathedrals of Málaga and Granada. The apse, part of the crossing, the chapel of Don Tadeo and parte part of the sacristy were completed according to Siloé's plan.
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  • The Guide Toni gonzalez is fantastic. Spent some hs wonderful oyendola talk of the Cathedral and of the history of the city. Recommended
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  • An introduction to Guadix: is framed in an area special very clay and with summits carved by the years, the wind and the rain, in certain aspects is seems to the Cappadocia in Turkey. The great feature is that there are more than 2000 cave dwellings drilled under clay, distinguished by its White chimneys will be everywhere and coming out of the Earth... Interesting and picturesque. Very characteristic of the Arabic period. Area of potters. The Cathedral is an important atamano very linda from various places from the outside. She has dated for two streets. The interior is very nice. I highly recommend it.
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  • The Cathedral is striking out by its façade and the tower. The Gothic and Renaissance building is impressive. Visit food and entertaining. You have audio, but it has some very useful explanatory welcome by all the building. It also has a small museum. The only but that it would, is that you considered that €5 is an expensive entry, most popular prices, please.
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  • Guadix is a town in the province of Granada that occupies part of an elevated plateau among the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. When I visited the town I thought it a rather quirky sort of place. I had driven there from Almería and as I approached the town it appeared to be set amidst a lunar landscape. The town centre is conventional enough. The Cathedral with its Baroque tower looked impressive from the outside but inside I felt that it was rather dark and gloomy. It stands in the Plaza de Constitución and this area of the town, the Barrio de Santiago, has many fine buildings.
  • I absolutely recommend a visit, all the facades of the Cathedral are impressive as well as inside. I also recommend visiting the Cathedral Museum. It is not sufficient for a single day.
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  • Santa María de la Encarnación de Guadix, Baroque construction began in the 16TH century and ended in the middle of the 18TH century, deserves the penalty viitarla
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  • Guadix. Me. Love was born there. . precious...
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  • Visit a must if you're in Guadix. We were lucky to find a girl of the people who made us improvised Guide, detailing aspects of the Cathedral they don't teach you in the official tour.
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