Our team of local experts has put together this guide with the top tourist attractions in Granada.
There is much more in Granada than the Alhambra and the Albaicin district.
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The Cathedral of Granada is one of Spain´s most remarkable cathedrals. Yet, it is not easy for any of the best tourist attractions in Granada to “live” by the shadow of the Alhambra. The cathedral offers a fantastic combination of styles and even though it was never finished (it was meant to have 2 towers while only one of them was half-finished) But its main interest is the Royal Chapel, the place where the Catholic
El Albaicin in Granada The Albaicín in Granada retains both the original urban physiognomy as well as various medieval buildings. The three elements have a complementary value creating a universal and unique meaning. Average customer review Score for El Albaicin 9.5 El Albaicin- visitor guide What is the Albaicin of Granada? The Albaicín was Ziríes Court monarchs in the XI century and is considered the last Arab stronghold before being expelled completely from Granada. Since
La Alhambra On the Sabika hill is the palatine city, called Al-hambra, which means “Red Castle” (redness of its exterior walls). Nowadays the Alhambra Palace in Granada is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Spain’s and Europe’s culture. The number of visits to the Alhambra Palace sky rocketed years ago and reached a whooping two million people per year. The Alhambra Palace in the city of Granada was: a palace, citadel,
This beautiful monastery is located in Calle Real de la Cartuja, some 30 minutes walk from the Cathedral of Granada.
The monastery is with no doubt one of the top sights in Granada.
Remains of the 16C monastery include a church, a sacristy, a cloister, and a refectory. The sand-colored stone exterior of the monastery offers an imposing look. The impressive baroque church is however what most people come to see at La Cartuja. The church, with its over-ornate white stucco, was completed in the 17th Century in Churrigueresque style. The style at the Cartuja monastery is late Spanish baroque as seen here in its most elaborate phase.
The Cartuja includes excellent paintings by Bocanegra; a statue of Saint Bruno by José de Mora. The domed sagrario (with the tabernacle) behind the choir, is of great beauty. The sacristy, whose sweeping baroque design is by Luis de Arévalo (18C), became famous as an outstanding example of Churrigueresque style. Indeed the whole interior is under the all-dominating sway of the fine stucco decoration and the effect of changing light as it plays upon the complicated shapes.
The inlay on cupboards between pillars is in precious materials. On the marble altar, there is a statue of Saint Bruno. The refectory has paintings by Fray Juan Sanchez Cotán.
Other rooms have paintings by Bocanegra and the Italian Vicente Carducho. (Many pictures concern the history of the Carthusians.)
Ancha de Capuchinos street.
A beautiful building was begun in 1504 by Enrique de Egas and completed in 1522 by Juan Garcia de Prades. It is actually a complex of three hospital buildings.
Renaissance façade with statues and a baroque main portal. The upper floor has interesting Mudéjar ceilings. There is a beautiful patio with arcades; other courtyards were planned but not completed.
The hospital cared for the sick, including the mentally disturbed, and also received pilgrims.
Street: Calle de San Jerónimo
Established in 1552 as the Hospitallers’ first hospital. Very beautiful marble portal of (1609) and a splendid tiled Renaissance courtyard. The Baroque church (1737-59) has double towers. Relics of St.John of God. The statue of the order’s founder is by Alonso Cano.