Our faith leads us to the steps of these sanctums where we seek answers and find peace. The Granada Cathedral in Spain is one of the oldest and most magnificent churches in Europe, built in 1492 on the site of the city’s capital mosque, the construction spanning more than a hundred years. The cathedral’s design is influenced by the ubiquitous architectural trends of fifteenth and sixteenth century West Europe, from the Gothic floor plan, the Renaissance dome and Baroque elements of main facade to the Plateresque choir stalls. The mastermind behind the magnificent architecture of the building was Diego de Siloé, a renowned sculptor who also designed the Salvador church at Ubeda and Guadix Cathedral. The chapels house excellent works of art and altarpieces by El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera and Alonso Cano. Put this marvellous cathedral on the top of your Spain itinerary.
- Nearest Train: Granada