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Catedral de Santa María de la Encarnación
Catedral de Santa María de la Encarnación

Catedral de Santa María de la Encarnación

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Calle Gran Vía de Colón, 5, 18001 Granada, Spain
+34 958 222 959
http://catedraldegranada.com/
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At the center of Granada, stands the Gothic Catedral de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion, which contains the tombs of Ferdinand and Isabella. The gargantuan cathedral was built between 1523 and 1703; ... Read more
like many churches in Spain, it was built on the ruins of a Moorish mosque. Its size is indeed impressive, best appreciated from the Alhambra fortress, where you can see how it dwarfs everything around it.

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Foster City, California, USA

When you visit Granada, you must visit this cathedral. You can see all Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles here!

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Tallahassee, Florida

This is the Renaissance Cathedral that started the style found throughout Europe. It is gorgeous and grand and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Opulent in gold, full of light cast by a fabulous collection is stained glass windows and incredible organs, art and statuary and ancient hand-painted books. Really nice way to spend an hour on a rainy day in Grenada.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

Landmark building in Granada, the cathedral was first constructed in 1583 and has been rebuilt several times.

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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

This cathedral is an amazing sight, with impressive architecture and a gorgeous interior. With all the other sights in Granada, this seems lower on the typical tourist list which can be a bonus since it wasn't very crowded when we visited.

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Bedford

Often forgetten by tourists excited to see the Alhambra, the Cathedral of Granada is very impressive and definitely worth a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

Great place to visit - if you attend mass on Sunday, you can see the inside of the cathedral free!

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Syracuse, New York State, USA

Beautiful- white marble inside- much different than Gothic cathedrals of its time. The city hosts great markets and festivals in the Cathedral Square

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League City

Beautiful cathedral inside and out! Just watch out for the gypsies outside. Don't take what they are offering to you and hold on tight to your bags!

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Santander, Spain

Right in the middle of town, this cathedral towers above quite a bit of the city. It's surrounded by shops, gypsies selling fortunes, and restaurants. Go there in the evening when it is lit up and it looks like a castle straight from Camelot.

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Walnut Creek, California, USA

Beautiful on the inside and out. It's interesting to see the Y's and F's everywhere for Isabel and Fernando!

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Madrid, Spain

La Catedral de Granada impone, tanto desde afuera como dentro. Preciosos detalles en la fachada del edificio, sobre todo en las alturas. La decoración por dentro no se queda atrás: sus varias capillas, las altas columnas y las bóvedas que sostiene, el impresionante órgano, ¡todo hermoso!

Nota: la entrada general es de 5 €, pero si se visita el domingo por la tarde, la entrada es gratuita. No incluye el acceso a la Capilla Real donde están los restos mortales de los Reyes Católicos.

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