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“Un altar espectacular” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basilica de San Juan de Dios

Basilica de San Juan de Dios
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US$75.00*
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Granada City Tour
Ranked #7 of 210 things to do in Granada
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“Un altar espectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Puedes entrar gratis en las horas de apertura al público para ver la parte frontal del altar, pero si tu deseo es ver los mejores puntos y la historia que tiene este lugar debes pagar la visita, si no han cambiado el precio son 3€ con guía incluido.
You can get inside of this church in their normal schedule, open to everyone, but if you want to see the best things about the altar and the history behind this wonderful place you should pay. If the price hasn't change the entrance ticket cost 3€ with guide included.

Visited February 2013
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“If you only see one baroque church in Granada, make it this one”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

I'm not a fan of masses of gold gilt and flying babies, but this is pretty overwhelming and worth a look in. In Spanish and Italian cities there seems to be a church at every turn. Do this one, and you've covered the most extreme baroque in Granada!

Visited January 2014
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Denia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

stumbled on this place on a trip to the alhambra, most wonderful church we have ever visited, too much to say so let u find out by yourselves

Visited November 2013
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North Carolina
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“Overwhelmingly ornate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

Even with plenty of help from friendly locals, we had a hard time finding this church. Once inside, however, I was glad we'd made the effort. It's a Baroque structure, so we expected a lot of decoration, but I've never seen anything like the nave of this church: it seems that every surface, every carving, every statue is covered with gold. The shining altar is stunning enough, but the eight or ten side chapels are almost as elaborately decorated. The statue of St. John of God, Granada's patron saint, is particularly moving. One caveat: my traveling companion found all that gold--stolen, in a way, from the New World--to be somewhat offensive. After all, St. John of God founded an order whose purpose was to serve the poor and the afflicted, and this building dedicated to him is dripping with wealth.

Visited October 2013
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Alicante, Spain
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“Beautiful Basilica, well worth seeing.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

This was a surprise. It was tucked away just off the Gran Via. I would suggest a look at a website explaining the Juan de Dios before going but I was overawed by the beauty inside the church. It is well worth seeing and it was free entry..

Visited November 2013
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