"Cathedral" Catedral de la Annunciacion Tip by Beach_dog

Catedral de la Annunciacion, Granada: 54 reviews and 122 photos

  Granada Cathedral
by Beach_dog

Built on the site of a former Mosque, the cathedral took an incredibly long time it took to build. Work on the cathedral began on 15th March 1523 and it was not completed until 1704, 180 years later. Building stopped during the plague.

To the side of the Cathedral you will find the Capila Real (the Royal Chapel), built between 1505 and 1521. It houses the graves of both Queen Isabel and King Fernando. Buried alongside them are King Felipe (known as Felipe the Good Looking) and Queen Juana (known more commonly as Juana la Loca - Juana the Mad). Future Kings and queens of Spain were buried at El Escorial, near Madrid. The tombs were carved out of marble by the Tuscan sculptor Domenico Fancelli.

Price ?2.50

Opening times:

Mornings (all year) 10:00 to 13:30
Afternoons (July and August) 16:00 to 20:00
Afternoons (rest of the year) 16:00 to 19:00

Address: Plaza Pasiega s/n
Directions: City center.
Phone: +34 958 22 29 59

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 19, 2003
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