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“Dark and creepy, plus they charge you separately for Cathedral and Royal Chapel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Granada Cathedral

Granada Cathedral
Gran Via de Colon 5, 18001 Granada, Spain
958 222 959
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Granada Royal Chapel and Cathedral Tour
Ranked #16 of 193 things to do in Granada
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Owner description: This spectacular Renaissance church - the only one of its kind in Spain - features a beautiful stained glass rotunda.
Madrid, Spain
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“Dark and creepy, plus they charge you separately for Cathedral and Royal Chapel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've seen many Cathedrals in Spain, and this was probably my least favorite. From the outside, it is very impressive, and makes for cool photos. But from the inside, I found it a bit depressing, with its stark white walls and stark gold altar, and a complete lack of natural OR artificial light. It did not inspire me with peace or any positive feelings at all, on the contrary. Plus, the bathroom facilities were horrible, dirty and no soap or paper to be had.

We were hoping to access the Capilla Real (Royal Chapel) with the same ticket (4 euros), but were disappointed to find that it had its own entry charge, also 4 euros. So we skipped that.

The area around the Cathedral is very interesting, street musicians and vendors and lots of narrow alleys filled with crafts and shops, but I don't think it's worth paying the entrance to go inside, unless you have strong Catholic inclinations.

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful architecture and peaceful environment to enjoy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Beautiful Baroque façade with lovely side chapels with ornate details. Interesting huge bibles & sacred books displayed behind the altar. Stunning church organs and beautiful coloured dome. Rows and rows of pews to sit quietly at and reflect - even though a huge interior it is still possible to lose yourself with your thoughts.

Visited May 2014
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is well worth your time to see! Get there early before the crowds to enjoy everything. Be sure to see the window at the back of the church

Visited May 2014
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“Cathedral in Granada”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I was disappointed I had to pay to go inside this church. Bathroom facilities were awful!! And they demand payment at entrance of the church. :(

Visited May 2014
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The size, splendour and opulence was staggering. It's a little chilly inside but it didn't distract from the enjoyment. Check opening times before you visit.

Visited May 2014
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