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Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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Address: Calle San Juan de Dios, 23, Granada, Spain
Phone Number: +34 958 27 57 00
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There are so many amazing basilicas and cathedrals in Spain that I was worried that this would be an also-ran. However, the interior is stunning and the unusual architecture is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Na
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are so many amazing basilicas and cathedrals in Spain that I was worried that this would be an also-ran. However, the interior is stunning and the unusual architecture is worth checking out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All looks a bit forbidding from outside, the interior is vast and the audio guide well worthwhile to lead one through the various sections of the cathederal.

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Thank David W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened upon this beautiful basilica, and felt so blessed for having done so. First of all, the basilica is a masterpiece of baroque art, but doesn't feel garish or overly done. It's just gorgeous. Secondly, it houses the relics, it's the last resting place, of St John of God, a saint known for his focus on serving the... More 

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Thank Diana v
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church doesn't seem to make the list of top attractions, but it is a gem, especially if you can get a guide to take you to the upper level and into the treasury. The decoration is just amazing, and even more so when the lights are on. There is a lot to see in this place.

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Thank Allan L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fee will be charged at the entrance. Audio guide was also provided so it gives the visitor the view, understanding of the church without disturbing the sanctity of the place. The whole church is the actual masterpiece.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I always see this church when we visit Granada because it is so very beautiful. It is the most beautiful church in the city and the main altar is stunning. There is a new light show that is very good and it has music to go with it. One should also go to the camarin and see... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You think when you've seen one church you've seen them all. Well you haven't. The baroque interior was stunning. We were lucky to go right up to the silver tabernacle containing the remains of Juan de Dios. Had an amazing experience and only 4 euros. A must see.

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Thank Deborah M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Only time for a very short look at this but so beautiful - statues and "gold" everywhere so was very sorry my look at this was so short - only had few hours in Granada.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth the 4 € admission price that includes an audio guide. Note that you can use that pause button on each number because there are so many items being described that I found you could not keep up with the commentary and give proper viewing to the interesting items. As mentioned spend the extra € to turn the lights... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a must see in Granada. I would say, skip the Cathedral and see this instead. It is 4 euros to enter, but includes an audio guide. The alter is not always illuminated, but for 1 euro you can illuminate it. It is well worth it because it is stunning when lit up. About every half hour they open... More 

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