English. Granada Cathedral


Commissioned to be built beside the Great Mosque by the Catholic Monarchs, its construction was begun in the early 16th century by Enrique Egas but the work was soon taken over by Diego de Siloé, who designed what has later come to be considered the culminating work of the Spanish Renaissance. The main façade is a magnificent Baroque creation by Alonso Cano, with the belltower at one end of the building. Inside the Cathedral, stained glass windows brought from Flanders crown the walls of the Main Chapel, and the soft light that filters through them illuminates two of the Cathedral’s main treasures: the Crucifix by Martínez Montañés in the Sacristy, and, below it, Alonso Cano’s

Gran Vía, 5. Granada.
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