Granada Cathedral, Granada

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Granada Cathedral - A Quick Overview

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Address: Calle Gran Vía de Colón, 5, 18001 Granada, Spain

Phone: +34-958222959

Ticket Price: 4 EUR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:45 am - 08:00 pm Details

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About Granada Cathedral, Granada

Granada is not just home to one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture with the Alhambra; it also has the very first architecture of the Spanish renaissance with the Granada Cathedral. Another interesting fact about the cathedral is that it took a hundred and eighty one years for it to be completed. Guess people were willing to wait much longer back then. But those 181 years resulted in the Granada Cathedral being the unusually beautiful structure it is today. Begun over the site of the city's main mosque with Gothic designs it quickly incorporated the burgeoning Spanish renaissance art into its plans in the mid 16th century. Later, in the 17th century Baroque elements were added, making this cathedral the striking sight it is today. A large cathedral, with a stunning facade and intricate interiors built over a 181 years by multiple famous architects means that this cathedral is steeped in history. So enjoy the architecture and the history lesson, Granada seems to be full of places that offer both!

Granada Cathedral Information

  • The Royal Chapel and Mausoleum (Capilla Real) are located nearby, so you could plan your trip with that in mind.
  • The 4 Euro entrance fee might seem like a lot but it is worth it, even though the cathedral in Seville is far more impressive. And the architectural style is completely different; don't miss this one because another one is better. No two are the same.
  • The audio guide has a tendency to get into specifics and uninteresting trivia, but you always have the option to skip it.
  • There are not too many signs and plaques describing things.
  • The steps leading up to the cathedral gate are steep.
  • Take the audio guide, it will help you understand the long and complicated history of the cathedral.

Granada Cathedral Ticket Prices

  • General admission: 4 euros 
  • Children under 10 and disabled: Free entry 
  • Groups of over 65 years, students from EU and Spanish students (request by fax): 2.50 euros 
  • Royal Chapel has a separate entry fee.

How To reach Granada Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Bus LAC stop Catedral bus station.

Restaurants Near Granada Cathedral

  • Cunini (Spanish, moderately expensive, casual)
  • Via Colon (Spanish / breakfast, inexpensive, casual)
  • Restaurante Bar Oliver (Spanish dinner, moderately expensive, casual)

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Granada Cathedral, Granada Reviews

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  • Incredible architecture throughout that installs a sense of quiet awe. The central alter is breathtaking. Takes around 40 minutes to see everything through the audio guide which is included in the 5 Euro entry fee (excellent price) Highly recommended

  • Stunning, avoid rubber soled shoes. I squeaked everywhere I went. Beautiful interior a shirt but informative audio guide is also available

  • 5€ to enter and you get an audioguide. I didn't listen to the audio all along for me it was too many details. The cathedral is beautiful i was especially amazed by the outside.

  • A must visit if coming to Granada! Beautiful catholic church with lots of history behind... The entry ticket includes the audio guide and I would recomment to take time and go through each and every section and chapels of the church as the history behind each of these is elaborately explained in many different languages to choose from.. The architecture is gorgeous inside with beautiful carvings, paintings, statues and organ pipes.... There is ofcourse a souvenir store within the church...

  • Lovely history in the south of Spain. The audio tour is interesting, however I would have preferred it to be more about the history of the cathedral.

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