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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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  • It is worth to go to Guadix just to see the Cathedral, typical of a large city. The best of the city.
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  • Unique Cathedral because of its location on top of a hill. Under the Cathedral there are remains of the impero romano and the Arab presence.
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  • As good accitana, I highly recommend this place. The Cathedral of the incarnation began in the 16TH century and ended in the middle of the 18TH century. In that same place existed before a Visigothic and about this temple, the mosque at el-hama was built. In it you can see three styles of construction: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. In its interior you can surprise the sculpture of the piety, reproduction exact of the of Miguel Angel of San Pedro of the Vatican. The couple of pulpits, carved in marble and stone, that will remain affected in the Civil War. The high altar and its central dome. The chapel of San Torcuato, dedicated to the memory of the pattern of Guadix. The body of the 1767 of walnut. Room of exhibition permanent. And I leave to the end my favorite place, that where I was sitting when I was a child and I was lost for hours looking at every detail, each figure and each of the ornaments of every seat... choir and the Baroque choir stalls, is spectacular and was carved by Ruiz del Peral, with stately Corinthian and ionic columns. I leave the mass schedule, where you can also listen to sing to the choir who are the Boys Choir of the Cathedral of Guadix, accompanied by the organ. Coral mass from Monday to Saturday at 10:00. Mass on Sundays and bank holidays Sundays at 10:00 and 12:30 hours only I can say that in time of mass this forbidden visits and photographs inside. Here you have schedules and prices for tourist visits. Hours from October to March Monday - Saturday: 10:30 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 hours. From April to may, Monday to Saturday: from 10:30 to 14:00 and from 16:30 to 18:30 hours. From June to September Monday-Saturday: 10:30 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 19:30 hours. Every Sunday from 10:30 to 11:45 hours. 13:15 to 14:30 hours. from 16:00 to 18:00 hours (October-March) / 16:30-18:30 hours (from April to may) / 17:00 to 19:30 hours (June to September). Access (include audio and photos without flash): General admission (from 18 to 65 years): €5,00 entrance reduced I (groups of 5 people and over 65s): €4,50 reduced entrance II (children aged 13 to 18): €3,50 entrance reduced III (groups over 20 people): € 2.50 * for the visit is accessed through the door next to the cover of San Torcuato-enabled , in the walk of the Cathedral. Open: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 09:30 hours. I HOPE THAT AFTER THE VISIT LIKE SO MUCH AS MY.
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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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