sights / Religious

Catedral information

Granada , Spain
+34 958 22 29 59
admission €3.50
Opening hours
10.45am-1.30pm & 4-8pm Mon-Sat, 4-8pm Sun, to 7pm daily Nov-Mar
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Granada’s cavernous cathedral was another Isabel commission, but construction began only after her death, and didn’t finish until 1704. The result is a mishmash of styles: baroque outside, by the 17th-century master Alonso Cano, and Renaissance inside, where the Spanish pioneer in this style, Diego de Siloé, directed operations to construct huge piers, white as meringue, a black-and-white tile floor and the gilded and painted chapel. Even more odd, the roof vaults are distinctly Gothic.