Basílica de San Juan de Dios

Basílica de San Juan de Dios

Basílica de San Juan de Dios
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Address
Neighborhood: Centro - Sagrario
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  • MofromMass
    Plymouth, Massachusetts1,650 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favorite places in Granada
    Wow! This place was amazing. There's so much to take in, you almost have to walk around a couple of times to take it all in. It's not very big compared to the cathedrals in Spain, so you can easily see the entire place in under an hour. The room behind the altar where they keep the monstrance is stunning, as is the monstrance itself. If you're lucky, you'll be there when they open the massive gold doors on the altar that exposes this room to the main church. They provide you with an audio guide and they have a section in the church with virtual reality headset that you can use it you choose. Highly recommend a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 3, 2023
  • Ginny S
    Budva, Montenegro7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss an opportunity to see this site.
    This book was not noted in the travel guide I purchased for our trip to Spain but we learned about it at breakfast one morning at the hotel. I was really special. The virual reality and the audio on my phone made the visit so enjoyable. This Basilica should be listed in the top things to do in Granada.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 3, 2023
  • MikeWhoLovesToTravel
    Seville, Spain43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful highlight of Grenada away from the Alhambra
    This is a must see if you are in Grenada. Forget the Cathedral this is amazing. A Baroque masterpiece with something to see at every angle. The visit may seem expansive at 10 euro(Apr 24) but it includes an audio guide and the opportunity for a 360 degree immersive tour. You won’t be disappointed.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 15, 2024
  • Jenna-Mae
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best things to do in Granada
    A truly spectacular building - one of our favourite places we've visited in Granada. We took a guided tour (only €2 more than a standard entrance), and it was well worth it! Our guide, Irene, was friendly, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable. She explained to us the history of St John and the Basilica, and well as explaining the meaning behind the artwork and architecture. It really enhanced our visit - we can't recommend the guided tour enough!
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 11, 2024
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Steven W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
This is an amazing place. Come along to mass or pay a modesto fee to do the tour. It's a working church that welcomes all and inwhich you can experience the highest artistic achievements of the baroque movement. If you are here for mass on the 8th of the month, there's a special great as it's the day we remember Saint John of God and you can visit the reliquias for free
Written February 19, 2023
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Sally62
Northampton, UK5,783 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This stunning basilica dedicated to the patron saint of Granada is not to be missed on a visit to the city. Built in the mid 18th century, it's nothing special on the outside but the Baroque style interior is opulent and everywhere is covered in frescoes or gold. It's only a few euros to enter and you can also take a virtual reality tour. The audio guide is excellent and informative. You are able to walk up the stairs and visit the chapel behind the altar where you can look down through to the main nave of the basilica. You can put a euro into a box which will illuminate the altar which then looks even more fantastic - it wasn't working when we visited but if you ask a member of the staff they will illuminate it for you. A definite must-see.
Written July 18, 2023
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,067 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Made a visit here with a fellow traveler. The church opened its doors in 1759 and is one of the most outstanding Baroque temples in Spain, for its artistic mastery and its significant heritage wealth. I did find the admission was on the high side for 7 euros, especially since other similar attractions in the area were 5 euros. There weren’t many tourists, so you can get good photos, especially from the upper floor.
Written July 19, 2023
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shun
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
this is a magnificent church with phenomenal architecture. it's really quite breathtaking.

the reason for the low rating has everything to do with the staff on site when i was there on 26.11.22 between the hours of 15:00 and 17:15 or so. when i got to the top of the church in the dressing room, i was followed corner to corner by a blond haired, with brown roots staff worker. i didn't notice at first because i was so taken by the construction and golden towers. but every time i moved to another portion of the space or to connecting rooms, that staff worker was right behind me scowling and just generally being unpleasant. there were other non Black participants walking through the space as well, but they were not targeted the way i was and continued to be for the duration of my time in the place.

it's really baffling to me that my immaculate appearance and stunning skin tone elicits such responses. the last place i expected to experience it was in the halls of a church. i suggest that the basilica of saint john of god train their employees to deal with all types of people from all kinds of places and backgrounds.

i usually don't write reviews, but folks should know how some people hired to work at this place treats Black people.
Written November 26, 2022
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Peter J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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MofromMass
Plymouth, MA1,650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Wow! This place was amazing. There's so much to take in, you almost have to walk around a couple of times to take it all in. It's not very big compared to the cathedrals in Spain, so you can easily see the entire place in under an hour. The room behind the altar where they keep the monstrance is stunning, as is the monstrance itself. If you're lucky, you'll be there when they open the massive gold doors on the altar that exposes this room to the main church.

They provide you with an audio guide and they have a section in the church with virtual reality headset that you can use it you choose.

Highly recommend a visit.
Written November 3, 2023
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YO_LOOK_AT_ME
San Antonio, TX2,914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Not far from the Granada Cathedral and Royal Chapel, this was surprise find, as it was astonishing to experience. The sheer beauty is overwhelming with all its unique colors, craftsmanship, detail, etc. I was definitely happy we stopped to tour this place.
Written January 26, 2023
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MikeWhoLovesToTravel
Seville, Spain43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a must see if you are in Grenada. Forget the Cathedral this is amazing. A Baroque masterpiece with something to see at every angle. The visit may seem expansive at 10 euro(Apr 24) but it includes an audio guide and the opportunity for a 360 degree immersive tour. You won’t be disappointed.
Written April 15, 2024
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Matthias W
Vienna, Austria538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
What baffles me whenever I visit Spain how insanely ornate most of their Baroque churches are. While Italian or German towns advertise their churches by quite a large amount, Granada understates their churches. One beautiful church with large gold leafed altars and particularly the rich reliquary chapel is this basilica. They also open and close the chapel's door above the high altar so you can see all facets of what the church would have looked like in normal times in the 18th or 19th century.

I am aware that the Alhambra is really quite unique for Europe, while the churches are not all that, but still I would hope Granada will advertise their main churches a bit more in the future, since otherwise people might be missing out.
Written January 15, 2023
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