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Santo Domingo Church
The Santo Domingo Church is located at Plaza de Santo Domingo, 1. The small plaza has a sculpture of Fray Luis of Granada. The church was constructed in 1512 and was part of the Monastery of Santa Cruz. The church has several styles: the Baroque, Gothic and late Renaissance. The façade of the church has a stone portico and with three arches above Doric columns and is decorated with the initials of King Fernando and Queen Isabel and their coat of arms, the coat of arms of the Emperor Carlos V and the motto “Tanto monta” in the center. There are two windows with arches over the porch that are separated by a column. At the right side of the façade is a bell tower. The church was commissioned by the Catholic Kings in 1492 after their conquest of the city. The ground plan follows the Latin cross with one nave and five chapels on each side. The vaults and arches are Gothic, while the columns and windows are Romanesque. The decorative elements are Baroque. The main altarpiece was the work of Blas Moreno and has a Baroque design. The noble families of Granada had their sepulchers in this church. The church is considered one of the most interesting churches in the city.