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“Stunning church”

Basilica de San Juan de Dios
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Granada City Tour
Ranked #6 of 239 things to do in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

I don't think I have ever seen a church like this before. The interior was stupendous. Sunday mass was taking place at the time so was unable to view as much as we would have liked.

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Reviewed 5 May 2013

...and even more astonishing, this gets but a passing mention in the guidebooks, although it is a remarkable example of Spanish gothic gold. The entrance is through a side door to the cloister, where one is confronted by a falcon perched next to an antique bust; on through the sacristy and into a church that will take you breath away. I don't think I have ever seen so much giltwork; it covers almost every surface, and anything that is not gold is painted. If you are lucky you can ascend behind the reredos to the tomb of the saint, high above the altar.

Well worth a short detour; also visit the old hospital adjacent, which is still a working clinic, rather oddly for urology and drug dependency!

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

For those who like visiting magnificent builings, churches, etc. this is a must see: very impressive interior showing all the grandeur of gone by catholic church. Very impressive. Unfortunately during our visit it was extremely cold inside, so we could not spend the time we would have liked to ...

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Reviewed 26 March 2013

This was a real treat - much better than the big cathedral. The primary altar is mind-blowingly complex and ostentatious.

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Reviewed 26 December 2012

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.

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