Granada Churches and Cathedrals
(Granada, Andalucia, Spain)
Overlooking much of central Granada, the Santa Maria Cathedral is a spectacular building, with a striking facade and a historic chapel area, known locally as the Capilla Real (Royal Chapel). Many other notable churches and convents can be found in and around the heart of Granada, including the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias, which dates back to the 1600s.
Santa Maria Cathedral (Catedral de Santa Maria de la Encarnación)
Address: Gran Via de Colón, 5, Granada, 18001, Andalucia, Spain
Tel: +34 958 22 2959
Standing in the centre of Granada, the Santa Maria Cathedral dominates the area and is a vast structure, surrounded by a mixture of other historical buildings. Dating back to 1523, Granada's cathedral is well-preserved and contains one main nave, four aisles, a circular apse, many ornate features and stone sculptures by Duque Cornejo, Risueno and Verdiguie. The cathedral's Royal Chapel is particularly impressive and features a museum area (Sacristio Museo de Capilla Real) with many stunning religious works of art. The cathedral's interior is flooded with natural light from large stained-glass windows.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 13:30, 16:00 to 19:00; Sunday - 16:00 to 19:00
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias
Address: Carrera del Genil, Granada, 18000, Andalucia, Spain
Tel: +34 958 22 6393
Built in the 17th century, the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias is a stunning church, located in the San Matias area of Granada. With Baroque-style architecture, twin towers, a marble altarpiece, a spacious and beautifully decorated interior, river views and regular masses, the basilica is one of the area's most important churches.
Open hours: daily - 11:00 to 13:00, 19:00 to 20:30
Santa Ana Church
Address: Plaza de Santa Ana, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Dating back to the 16th century and featuring attractive and simple Mudejar-style architecture, Santa Ana Church stands in the plaza of the same name. With five chapels, a decorated ceiling and a tall brick tower, the church was designed by Diego de Siloé and contains a number of important stone statues.
Open hours: daily
Cartuja Monastery and Church (Monasterio de la Cartuja)
Address: Paseo de la Cartuja, Granada, 18011, Andalucia, Spain
Tel: +34 958 16 1932
Cartuja Monastery was built around 500 years ago and is located on the north side of Granada, in the Cartuja suburbs, close to the main university complex. The construction of the monastery lasted many years and features a lavish Baroque-style church and superb views of the city centre.
Open hours: April to October, Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 13:00, 16:00 to 20:00; November to March, daily - 10:00 to 13:00, 15:30 to 18:30