Basílica de San Juan de Dios

Basílica de San Juan de Dios

Basílica de San Juan de Dios
4.5
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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PColbran
Cambridge, UK75 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Greeted by two lovely ladies at entrance
This basilica is so worth an hour or more of your time . We visited and there were about 4 other couples in whole building , so felt very special with no crowds. The audio was included in entrance price snd was really informative. The fact you could get so close to the artefacts and behind and above the altar made everything in the basilica so interesting .
Photographs don’t do justice
Will certainly lift your spirits with the silence combined with its “ pompous” decor
Very good value for money and worth a visit .
Written June 2, 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia23,409 contributions
Dec 2019
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"...
Written November 22, 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,707 contributions
Sep 2021
Simply amazing. A thoroughly beautiful church from every angle. Stunningly painted or gold gilted everywhere, side altars, walls, ceiling. And what can you say about the carved golden altarpiece the full height and width of the church with the magnificent silver tabernacle. Being able to walk to view it all close up and also from above were more surprising pluses. Phenomenal church, far better than the Cathedral or the real Capilla nearby.
Written October 12, 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Mar 2019
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!
Written February 11, 2020
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Peter J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States37 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I was expecting a gaudy, display of gold but we was very pleasantly surprised with the church. As others have called out the fact that they have opened up all areas of the church to visitors is quite unique. Yes it is flamboyant and covered with gold and silver but we both were impressed with the beauty. The irony is that this church was built in honor of the patron Saint of the poor.
Written January 3, 2020
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dmaccallum63
London, UK568 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The interior of the chapel is a bling baroque masterpiece. If you like that sort of thing.
Handy audio guide although a bit long on each location.
Highlight of the visit is being able to climb up to the higher levels of the church to view the central candle and silver chest containing St Johns remains.
Written March 10, 2022
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Curtis H
Georgia100 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
An ostentatious sight to see! Lots & lots of gold leaf with layer upon layer of artwork & gold.

Did I mention gold? Yeah, there’s some of that. There are even recessed chapels with more gold.
Written April 22, 2022
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Melissa Wiaduck
Detroit, MI3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
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.
Written March 3, 2020
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SawyerHicks
Baltimore, MD87 contributions
Nov 2012 • Friends
This basilica is very much worth the 3 euro cost of admission (entrance is to the right of the main facade). It has an incredible interior with all of the work behind the altar done in gold. I entered many churches in Granada, and this was by far the most impressive. For the cost of admission you also gain entrance (I believe this happens every half hour) to the extensive reliquary upstairs. Thought not for the faint of heart, this is an interesting collection of the remains of numerous saints and prominent religious figures, and includes a number of skulls on the wall. I also read after my visit that there is a piece of the "true cross". The visit only takes about 30 minutes.
Written December 26, 2012
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Susanfrancis29
Newcastle, Australia65 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
We visited today and my husband and I were both completely overwhelmed by this place.
Neither of us are particularly religious, well not at all in fact, but my gosh....the first thought in my mind was "Oh my God!".....
As I have said in a few other reviews, we are Australians living in Granada for a year, and after the Alhambra I would rate this next best (and we are starting to really see a number of out of the way places after 2 months already).
The Baroque style is not to everyone's taste but one cannot help but be absolutely awe struck by the magnitude and detail in the interior design. The place was NOT crowded (we were there at 5pm Wednesday), perhaps only 5 or 6 other tourists and one felt there was plenty of time and space to truly absorb the Basilica.
Photographs were also allowed.
If you have time after visiting the Alhambra, visit here.....
Written March 4, 2015
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