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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.Make Guadix Cathedral a centerpiece of your Guadix vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Guadix tour planner.
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Un ejemplo a seguir en conservación todos los monumentos deberían estar igual de cuidados que esta emblemática catedral en este municipio un 10 sobre 10A example to follow in conservation all the monuments should be equal of care that this emblematic Cathedral in this municipality a 10 on 10show original
La catedral de Guadix es digna de visitar y paso obligado. Aunque te cobren por entrar solo con la ayuda de los audífonos ya vale la pena para orientarte en su visita.The Cathedral of Guadix is worthy of visit and step forced. Even if you charge to enter only with the help of hearing aids already worth to guide you in your visit.show original
Cuando llegué estaba cerrada asi que vi los alrededores y son preciosos. Callejear y tomarte algo es lo recomendable.When arrived was closed so I saw the surroundings and are precious. Stroll and drink is recommended.show original
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.
Isabel Sanchez OleaI. I was born and raised. .in... Guadix I am still muy.augusto there nice q q, Cathedral. Magnificent Soi. Acitanashow original
Lourdes López GarcíaEsdonde e lived 24 years yenazido and there esmaravillo to my loquiero a lotshow original
Elisabeth Natividad Gutiérrez AlcaláI 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.show original
Jesús Ignacio García RubiraMagnificentshow original
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