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Basilica de San Juan de Dios

Calle San Juan de Dios, 23, Granada, Spain
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Ranked #22 of 100 attractions in Granada
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Basilica of San Juan de Dios is a church that is a Baroque masterpiece. It was built in the middle of the 18th century. St. John of God is the patron saint of hospitals. The sacristy has several mirrors with gold decoration and several paintings. The camarin is the dressing room behind the main altar and it is filled... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Puedes entrar gratis en las horas de apertura al público para ver la parte frontal del altar, pero si tu deseo es ver los mejores puntos y la historia que tiene este lugar debes pagar la visita, si no han cambiado el precio son 3€ con guía incluido. You can get inside of this church in their normal schedule, open... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I'm not a fan of masses of gold gilt and flying babies, but this is pretty overwhelming and worth a look in. In Spanish and Italian cities there seems to be a church at every turn. Do this one, and you've covered the most extreme baroque in Granada!

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Denia, Spain
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

stumbled on this place on a trip to the alhambra, most wonderful church we have ever visited, too much to say so let u find out by yourselves

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Even with plenty of help from friendly locals, we had a hard time finding this church. Once inside, however, I was glad we'd made the effort. It's a Baroque structure, so we expected a lot of decoration, but I've never seen anything like the nave of this church: it seems that every surface, every carving, every statue is covered with... More

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This was a surprise. It was tucked away just off the Gran Via. I would suggest a look at a website explaining the Juan de Dios before going but I was overawed by the beauty inside the church. It is well worth seeing and it was free entry..

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

What is disappointing about this city is the amount of graffiti on all the buildings. The Spanish seem to be blind to the extent to which it scars the landscape. The Alhambra is certainly worth spending the best part of a day in. However, equally dramatic is the Basilica of San Juan de Dios. It is absolutely magnificent and they... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This church honours Saint John of God who founded an order with the sole purpose to give health care to the poor. The church is one of the most elaborated and even confusing examples of Baroque art culminating in the silver shrine guarding Saint John's remains. If I may say so: it was too elaborate.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Andalucian Baroque at its best. And we were allowed to take photos. Excellent value and the guide was friendly and helpful.

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Narvik, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Large, but in fact much like any other catholic cathedral in Spain. This one is squeezed between houses and narrow streets.

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