Cathedral of Granada, Spain

After the long wait for the precious Alhambra ticket we had the whole of morning free. That gave us the opportunity to stroll through the streets of Granada. The first on the list of Granada must see monument was the Cathedral. Taxis are not allowed near the cathedral, we were dropped off at a distance. But it is easy to get to the monument. The façade though monochrome of brick color is impressive. It has many emblems and sculpted works on it. We spent around half an hour inside, but it actually deserves more than an hour.

The history is interesting. It was built by Queen Isabella on a site of mosque. Foundations for the church were laid by the architect Egas starting from 1518 to 1523 atop the site of the city’s main mosque. Later Diego of Siloam, another Spanish artist trained in Italy, changed the Gothic style of Granada Cathedral to the Renaissance style. It took 181 years for the cathedral to be built.

The organ I saw here was different from the ones I have seen in other cathedrals. It is split into two. The altar has a gold leaf decoration. There are tall massive Corinthian columns all milky white in color. This gives a grand majestic look to the interiors. The cathedral has tombs of many kings. As I went from chapel to chapel inside I got to see lot of gold and silver. Stunning sights! Interiors is so spacious, the roof so high, the cathedral is a huge one! The whole area was lit up with sunlight streaming in from the stain glass windows. I got this feeling- how tiny we are! The floor looked all worn out with a check pattern. Truly an impressive building not be given a miss.

The entrance fees were 4euros, and it has specific opening hours. It is better to check the timings before you plan the visit. More information can be had here: The Cathedral of Granada – Cathedral of the Incarnation.

Interiors will tall Corinthian columns


The chapels with gold lef decorations.

 Beautiful stain glass windows

The organ split into two.

The check pattern on floor.
Strolling in Streets of Granada, Spain
Sunset on 19th May, Spain

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