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Basílica de San Juan de Dios

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Basílica de San Juan de Dios

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Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line entry to the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada. One of Spain’s must-see attractions, this popular site often has very large crowds. Breeze past the entry lines and tour the sprawling complex in just half a day, and hear commentary about the history of this grand fortress and royal palace.
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Vadim wrote a review Nov 2020
Murmansk, Russia19,775 contributions2,476 helpful votes
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The construction of the Basilica of St. John of God (Basílica San Juan de Dios), designed by Jose de bad, began in 1737, when the flow of gold and silver from the American colonies to the metropolis significantly thinned. The temple was built with money allocated by the order of the Pilgrim, the founder of which was St. John Of God. However, the main relics were provided by the Papal see. An ordinary tourist entering the Basilica will say " Wow! How much gold!" And he will be wrong. From the Catholic point of view. All this pales before the real values-a detail of the cross on which Christ was crucified, a fragment of the table at which the last supper was held, part of the pillory where he was flogged. It is clear that the percentage of believers in the authenticity of these relics is significantly less than in the middle ages, but still. The entrance to the Basilica is paid, but weddings were held in churches in Granada and I entered for free. However, I did not go far from the entrance, so as not to interfere with the "sacred sacrament of marriage"...
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Richard M C wrote a review Apr 2020
Naples, Maine26 contributions2 helpful votes
Great Catholic Basilica, very impressive architecture and art work, take an hour to walk around the interior perimeter then just sit for a while and soak the entirety in.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Melissa Wiaduck wrote a review Mar 2020
Detroit, Michigan3 contributions
Definitely a must see in Granada. Audio tour is very informative and there are so many interesting facts in this church you’ll want the audio. Takes about an hour. My college aged son and I enjoyed it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Peter M wrote a review Feb 2020
Lancashire, United Kingdom90 contributions83 helpful votes
Audio tour is excellent for about the first 50% after it becomes repetative and does not hold your attention.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Feb 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,501 contributions1,520 helpful votes
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Frankly speaking, we were not expecting much, but our guide insisted so much and there we went. And thanks God we did! The "Basilica de San Juan de Dios" is absolutely awesome! Its construction, between 1737 and 1759, was funded by the devotees of the Hospitalier Order to house the remains of "San Juan de Dios", its founder. The baroque Basilica is fully decorated, with gold and silver works of art prevailing in its interior. Take your time and enjoy the Basilica, with its impressive façade, statues, images, paintings and carvings. Just above the main altar, on an upper crypt, a solid silver urn contains the holy remains and relics of "San Juan de Dios", Patron Saint of Granada. Unmissable! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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