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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: 958 275 700
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At a visit to this church you cannot believe what you're seeing. The ornamentation and treasures being shown there are incredible. It' s a small church but very impressive. So a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Merete L
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Diekirch, Luxembourg

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Diekirch, Luxembourg
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

At a visit to this church you cannot believe what you're seeing. The ornamentation and treasures being shown there are incredible. It' s a small church but very impressive. So a visit there is worth it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought I'd hit heaven after touring Granada's awesome main cathedral but that turned out to be just the beginning. This church was even grander, almost over the top, so much gold, so much art, so many doo-dads to feast the eyes on! But simply amazing to contemplate as both a work of art and as an example of Spanish... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story of San Juan de Dios is fascinating and could be made into a movie, it was so full of dramatic moments. This beautiful baroque church is definitely worth seeing as you seek the history of Granada, and of this Saint.

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Corrales, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The Basilica of St. John of God, which contains the tomb of the saint who founded the order of the Hospitaler Brothers, was very inspirational for me. I loved the religious artwork and statuary and was completely awestruck by the tomb of the saint. The audio tour was very good.

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Thank Valentin V
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

You will be awed by the sheer amount of ornamentation and elaborate paintings. No wall or item is left plain. The audio guide that comes with entry is semi-interesting but long. 4 stars because I couldn't shake the weird feeling I got as I walked through the basilica. It felt extremely over the top and really unnecessary for a place... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I have always made it a point to visit churches whenever I travel. This one certainly will not disappoint.

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Granada, Spain
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Though smaller in size than other religious buildings in Granada (like the Cathedral) it certainly makes up for it in impact. Brilliantly decorated, it's a spectacular tour which features stunning altar pieces, some modern in style as well as some impressively presented artifacts. we were lucky to be visiting when a small choir were performing which added more to the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Visit for a brief respite from the bustle of Granada. No particular features to mention but very nice

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Lorca, Spain
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

There is only the central part of the catherdal that has been renovated and the rest is badly neglected. My town experienced a destructive earthquake in 2011 and since then the beautiful churches have been renovated. They are loved and cherished for their historic importance to the town. I felt that Granada had not cherished it's Cathedral at all and... More 

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Thank Wendy H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A beautiful, very ornate church. I wouldn't want to decorate my house like this, but it is very impressive and well worth the 4 euros. You should also visit el Monasterio de San Jeronimo (about two blocks away on the same steet) while you are at it. After visiting this church all others will seem drab by comparison.

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