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Granada, Spain Churches & cathedrals

Our most recommended Granada, Spain Churches & cathedrals

Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

1. Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

An in depth insight into the Christian history of Granada, including the Encarnación Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. The tour also includes a trip to the Arabic Baths from the XI century, some the oldest in Granada. These baths hold great cultural significance due to their complete preservation, and their being one of the few places that were not destroyed by the Catholic Kings. The tour concludes by passing through the historical center, visiting 'La Madraza', the first university that was created by Yusuf I.

Granada: Cathedral and/or Royal Chapel Tour

2. Granada: Cathedral and/or Royal Chapel Tour

If the Alhambra is the highlight of the Muslim side of Granada, the Cathedral is the heart of the Christian city. On this 90-minute walking tour with a Spanish-speaking guide you’ll begin with a visit to the Cathedral, built on the site of a mosque by Queen Isabella after the conquest of Granada. Admire this masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance style, with its impressive façades and stunning interior that includes a grand altar and several chapels. Carlos V, always respectful of the memory of his ancestors, ensured that the Cathedral was built in accordance with the desires of the Catholic kings. Continue on to the Royal Chapel, which is surrounded by the Granada Cathedral, the Church of Sagrario and the Madraza Palace. Built between 1505 and 1517 in the Isabelline Gothic style, the Chapel was dedicated to St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. You can pay your respects to those buried here, including Catholic monarchs, Joanna of Castile and her husband, Philip I of Castile.

Granada: Royal Chapel, Cathedral and Monastery of San Jerón

3. Granada: Royal Chapel, Cathedral and Monastery of San Jerón

With this combined tour, you can enjoy the three most characteristic monuments of Granada linked to the Catholic Monarchs and Emperor Carlos V. Start your tour at the Plaza Bib-Rambla where you will meet your friendly guide. From here, you'll enter the Royal Chapel, built for Isabel la Católica, who is buried next to Fernando de Aragón. After discovering its splendid marble tombs and the rich collection of Flemish paintings personally owned by the queen, you will visit the Cathedral of Granada, built by Emperor Carlos V. This Cathedral was erected by the hands of the architect Diego de Siloé on the Alhama mosque, making it one of the first Renaissance works in the country. Finally, complete your experience with a visit to the splendid Monastery of San Jerónimo, built by the Catholic Monarchs to extol the military and heroic greatness of the Grand Captain, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba. Of particular note in this building is the main altar, where Gonzalo was buried, it is truly a sight to behold.

Granada: Cathedral and Royal Chapel Guided Tour with Tickets

4. Granada: Cathedral and Royal Chapel Guided Tour with Tickets

We will discover with the Cathedral the summit of the Spanish Renaissance and with the Royal Chapel we can understand why the Catholic Monarchs chose Granada to bury their bodies

Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

5. Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

You will start in Plaza Nueva, admiring one of the constructions that changed the physiognomy of the city the most. You will also astonish yourself with the Real Chancillería, which was the highest court of appeal of the Corona de Castilla. Follow that, admire the Plaza Nueva, the church of Santa Ana, and the Pilar del Toro, each of them being a part of one of the most important places of today’s Granada. You will walk down the Darro riverbed to see the old Al-Funduq (Corral del Carbón), one of the few Muslim buildings of commercial use that are still preserved. Following that, stroll through its streets, visiting the old silk market where thousands of stalls will intoxicate your senses with their colors and smells. Later on you will visit the Madraza, founded by Yusuf I in 1349. You will then proceed to enter inside the Capilla Real, where the Reyes Católicos chose to be buried in order to leave a permanent reminder of the hard work they had to do to win this city back. Towards the latter end of your tour you will visit the cathedral, which began to be built by Emperor Charles V.

Granada: Sacromonte Abbey Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

6. Granada: Sacromonte Abbey Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Immerse yourself in Spanish history with a tour through the Sacromonte Abbey. Explore the collection of churches, courtyards, and other religious buildings that were completed throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn about the origins of the monument and how it was built on existing relics, a landmark discovery of in 1594. Walk around the beautiful monastery and discover the hidden stories and fascinating details that show Sacromonte’s historical and contemporary significance, both to Granada, Spain, and the world at large. As you explore, stop to appreciate the stunning panoramic views of the city from the abbey's high point on Mount Valparaiso.

Andalucia and Toledo: 5-Day Tour from Madrid

7. Andalucia and Toledo: 5-Day Tour from Madrid

Tour the splendid destinations of Andalusia and Toledo and soak in the different cultures you encounter. This tour includes guided visits to Córdoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo. You will have a guide for your whole trip and will travel in an air-conditioned deluxe motor coach. Enjoy accommodations in selected class hotels and daily breakfast included. Itinerary: Day 1 (Monday) Madrid – Córdoba – Seville Depart from our established hotels in Madrid. Please refer to your documentation for detailed departure information. Drive along the land of Don Quixote “The Man from La Mancha” to Córdoba. Enjoy a city tour including the Mosque and Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville for a night's rest in your hotel. Day 2 (Tuesday) Seville After breakfast, take a panoramic city tour. Visit the cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, and Maria Luisa Gardens. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Stay overnight in a hotel in Seville. In the evening, you can take an optional Flamenco tour in Seville. Day 3 (Wednesday) Seville - Granada After breakfast, depart to Granada via the Caliphate Road. Visit Alhambra, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. These monuments will amaze you. Overnight in Granada. Take an optional gypsy night tour in Granada. Day 4 (Thursday) Granada Breakfast at the hotel and free day to enjoy the Nazari capital. Granada is more than the Alhambra; the Muslim heritage runs through every corner of the city and mixes with the Christian tradition, giving rise to a unique city. Optionally, you can participate in this spirit and be immersed in the magical neighborhood of El Albaicín, a World Heritage Site, to discover its secrets: beautiful visits to the Sierra Nevada, old mosques converted into churches and old palaces, still saturated with Arab aromas. Overnight at the hotel. Day 5 (Friday) Granada - Toledo - Madrid After breakfast depart towards the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the 3 cultures of Spain (Christians, Moorish, and Jewish) have lived together for centuries. Take a tour of the most important city monuments and its narrow streets. Then continue to Madrid to complete your tour. Accommodation: Class T Hotel: Seville: Catalonia Santa Justa/Catalonia Giralda  Granada: Los Alixares / Los Angeles Class A Hotel: Seville: Melia Lebreros / Melia Seville / Hesperia Seville Granada: Catalonia Granada

Granada: Walking Tour of the Cathedral and Albaicin

8. Granada: Walking Tour of the Cathedral and Albaicin

Discover the Cathedral and Royal Chapel of Granada as well as the Albaicin and Sacromonte neighborhoods on a guided walking tour. Learn about and visit the Royal Chapel, the Mausoleum of the Catholic Monarchs and some of their descendants, and the monumental center around the cathedral. In the afternoon, you will visit the old Arab city, which is now the Albaicín neighborhood and the most flamenco neighborhood in Spain. Check out the famous caves of the flamenco tablaos, the Sacromonte.

From Madrid: Gems of Andalusia 5-Day Sightseeing Tour

9. From Madrid: Gems of Andalusia 5-Day Sightseeing Tour

This 5-day tour from Madrid takes you on a discovery of Andalusia. You can admire the famous sights and attractions as you explore Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, the Costa del Sol, Granada, and Toledo. Detailed Itinerary: Day 1 (Thursday): Madrid – Cordoba – Seville Depart from Madrid at 8 AM and drive along with the land of Don Quixote to Cordoba. Here you will see the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and explore the Jewish Quarter on a city sightseeing tour. You will then continue on to Seville, where you will have stay overnight. Day 2 (Friday): Seville On a city sightseeing tour, you will visit the Seville Cathedral, explore the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, and visit Maria Luisa Park. In the afternoon you will have some free time to discover more of the city and have the option of taking an additional flamenco tour in Seville. In the evening you will stay overnight. Day 3 (Saturday): Seville – Ronda – Costa del Sol After breakfast, you will depart from Seville and drive to Ronda. You will have some free time to explore the Celtic origins of the town and admire the marvelous views of the valley and the mountain range. You will then continue on to the Costa del Sol. You will spend the afternoon at your leisure. In the evening stay overnight. Day 4 (Sunday): Costa del Sol – Granada After breakfast, you will depart from the Costa del Sol and drive to Granada. Here you will visit the Alhambra, an amazing monumental complex and the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms in 1492. You will also have the option of going to a flamenco show in the district of Sacromonte. In the evening you will stay overnight. Day 5 (Monday): Granada – Toledo – Madrid After breakfast, you will depart from Granada and drive to the Imperial City of Toledo. Here the 3 cultures of Spain – Christian, Moorish, and Jewish – have lived together. You will take an interesting tour of the most important monuments in the city, walk down the narrow streets. You will then continue on to Madrid, where the tour ends. Accommodation Class T Hotel Seville: Catalonia Santa Justa, Catalonia Giralda or similar Costa del Sol: Sol Principe/Don Marco o Sol Don Pablo Granada: Alixares Class A Hotel Seville: Melia Lebreros Costa del Sol: Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco/Sol Principe Granada: Melia Granada Please note that the hotel may vary but it will always be the same category you selected

Granada: Private Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

10. Granada: Private Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet your guide at a meeting place predetermined by you prior to the day. From there you will travel to the Royal Chapel of Granada, which is a final resting place of the magnificent kings of Spain, Queen Isabella, and her husband King Ferdinand. You will then advance towards Granada Cathedral, which is one of the biggest cathedrals in all of Spain and a significant representative symbol of the presence of Christianity in the country. Following this you travel to Alcaiceria, where you will be able to stroll around a Muslim Medieval market place for 15 minutes. Towards the end of your tour you will visit Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, a monument that commemorates the meeting of Queen Isabella with Cristopher Columbus.

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based on 244 reviews

There are no words... Cynthia took us on a únforgetable journey through the ages we will always treasure! She is extrémely knowledgeable and shared the most fascinating detail! 3 hours went by like a minute and much to soon! She was patient and eager and able to answer all our questions. Our best guide EVER! THANKS AGAIN!

I had a private tour. That was great. I had the young lady to myself, so it was easy to do the tour with the things that interested me. The young lady also answered all questions. Kudos to my guide.

Very interesting tour. Our guide, Laura, made it special. She is very competent, and her english language is perfect. I would recomend this tour to everybody.

Our tour guide Rocio was excellent! She is very knowledgeable about art and history. We had a wonderful time during the tour.

A great tour with a knowledgeable guide! Highly recommend!