Granada CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: Calle Gran Vía de Colón, 5, 18001 Granada, Spain
- Timings: 10:45 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-958222959
- Ticket Price: 4 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Granada Cathedral - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Granada Cathedral
66.88% of people who visit Granada include Granada Cathedral in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
61.9% of people start their Granada Cathedral visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Granada Cathedral
77.63% of people prefer walking in order to reach Granada Cathedral
Granada Cathedral Trips
Granada Cathedral, Granada Reviews
Beautiful renaissance cathedral. Audio guide was free and good. Also very easy to walk through and can do in an hour. You get to see a lot of the church for the 5€ fee. Highly suggested
The cathedral is really exceptional. The design and the decoration are fabulous. I have seen it few times and I can never get enough. One of the best monuments in Granada.
Stunning romanesque cathedral, the first Renaissance cathedral of Europe. Part of what makes it so incredible is the interior: it predates the baroque style, and is instead built in a Roman style with geometric columns. Worth the entrance fee to see the interior, and an audio guide is included in the price.
Pretty church!! It was amazingg to see the works there. There is audio guide that will explain everything.
Although the cathedral is surrounded by buildings and you can't really get a feel of how impressive it is from the outside, once you enter you will be amazed. I have visited many cathedrals throughout Europe and this one is right there in the top 5 with Notre Dame and St. Peter's Cathedral. I suggest buying a Granada Card since it will give you access to the Cathedral as well as to the Alhambra and other popular attractions. You can easily buy it online before your trip.