La Capilla María Auxiliadora


This gorgeous 1918 Gothic church with white-and-blue trim is worth a look for its interior – arguably the most beautiful of all of Granada's churches – all neo-Gothic arches and blue-and green-pastels.

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6. Mi Museo

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8. Mercado Municipal

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