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Basilica de San Juan de Dios

Calle San Juan de Dios, 23, Granada, Spain
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Ranked #19 of 112 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

nicer than any cathedral in Rome except the Vatican. What is amazing is the ability to go in areas usually roped off. Not in major tourist area either. As ornate ad you'll ever see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I saw this church here on trip advisor and decided I must see it. Now apparently it is high Baroque architecture so technically it should be the 'high' end of the Roman Catholic Faith. Every square inch of every surface is designed to overpower you sense of touch and sight and with lighting heighten these senses. Imagine a service with... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The interior of this church is incredibly ornate. The gilded altar is a site to behold. Definitely a must see when walking around the city. We took a ton of pictures.

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This church is amazing in its Baroque extravagance. Every inch seems to be covered with gold, silver, or some kind of artwork. I've never seen anything quite so elaborate. When you step into the main sanctuary it takes your breath away.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you're looking for over the top, this is the place for you! In every corner there's gold gold & more gold. The inside is huge & you can really get a glimpse of the old church splendour. An added plus is that there were no tours which tend to take over every possible sight worth seeing in Grenada. Would... More

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Bournemouth, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You may you've been churched out in Granada, but it's certainly worth looking this one out for the sheer opulence of it. You will probably never have seen so much gold all in one place. You can see the urn which holds the remains of San Juan de Dios behind the altar from the floor of the church but you... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Over the top? Bonkers? Fantastic? A golden tribute to St. John in no small measure,it will take your breath away. The audio tour at 4euros is well worth it, but don't miss the stairway access to the upper floors, as access is restricted to certain times. The relics of skulls and bones are somewhat ghoulish!

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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

i had an hour to spare in granada and had a car, so off we went to this basilica... i had seen fotos in a guide book of all the gold Tons of it...in baroque style, and just had to see it!! cheap entry, no crowds and truly amazzzzzzing to behold. a beautiful place... i really would recommend it... i... More

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Alicante, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

You may not wish to pay another entrance fee for this Basilica, especially with the Cathedral of St. Jeronimo open for free right across the street. However, you should at least enter the main gate into the courtyard garden and enter the reception area. The history of the place alone is worth checking out, and it is not crowded since... More

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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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