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.

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29 Responses

  1. Very charming and brilliant shoots.
    Thank you for sharing these…!

  2. eileeninmd says:

    Hello Indrani, the Granada Cathedral is beautiful inside and out! Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing your visit. Have a happy week!

  3. Andrzej says:

    Beautiful cathedral, impressive.

  4. Fabulous photos! It's a gorgeous place to visit!

  5. magiceye says:

    Wonderful captures of the magnificence!!

  6. ladyfi says:

    What a gorgeous place and lovely pics!

  7. Sylvia K says:

    It is indeed an incredible place and your photos brought back some wonderful memories of my time there years ago!! Superb captures as always, Indrani!! Thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a great new week!!

  8. Brilliant architecture!!

  9. Gail Dixon says:

    I absolutely adore the Renaissance era! This is an exquisite cathedra. The amount of detail and beauty is astounding.

  10. Beautiful photography of great architecture.

  11. Beautiful photography. Great architecture of renews sainted period.

  12. That is so beautiful! πŸ™‚

  13. The dome ceilings, stained glass windows, carvings and murals …I can look at them for hours Indrani. Beautiful pics.

  14. Wow! Great capture of magnificent architecture, Indrani. Loved it. It took 181 years to built! Absolutely worth of it. Amazing πŸ™‚

  15. What a gorgeous place and lovely pics! Brilliant architect but as you write in your post that it was built in 181 years really ? 181 years means about 2 centuries ?

  16. Amazing shots Indrani of a magnificent building.The floor certainly looks beautifully worn out and suitably old πŸ™‚ and that its built on a foundation of a mosque!! nuggets of info πŸ™‚

  17. Kalp anaa says:

    There's something so magnificent about this Cathedral.

  18. Phew! 181 years to build it. The cathedral looks grand.

  19. The church, cathedral is out of this world. Really great pictures Indrani.

  20. Enthralling shots of the grand church. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  21. Wow! It's such a majestic-looking building.

  22. Wow! Looks royal, majestic and beautiful. Great captures πŸ™‚

  23. DeniseinVA says:

    Incredible place Indrani, and your photos are magnificent. Thank you so much for leaving such a kind message for my father-in-law. He appreciated it very much, as did I πŸ™‚

  24. D.Nambiar says:

    Look those ceilings and stained glass and the floors and dome and the pillar et al. Splendid!
    Thank you for showing this cathedral to us, Indrani.

  25. The cathedral of Granada is magnificent.
    Great shots, Indrani!

  26. Jeevan says:

    Both the interior and exterior look magnificent! Impressive how the sunlight light up throughout the cathedral

  27. Interesting indeed. Magnificent…Beautiful photos

  28. Amazing architecture. It blows your mind:)

  29. vatsala mallya says:

    Magnificent architechture with beautiful interiors .Fabulous captures ! I can not get enough of it.

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