The best part of being an avid traveller gives you a chance to dawn on many personalities. They may vary with the dream destination you have in mind. The thrill-seeking fanatics look for all the possible adventures to test their limits of fear and fun. Families look for comfort and solace from their busy lives to reconnect and treasure all those fam jam moments. But a history buff is one who can enjoy the most as his bag is full of little nuances about the city and architecture of the monuments. One such dream destination is Granada which is a wonderful city in the province of Andalusia. Be amazed by the architect of the Cathedral de Granada which is an apt example of a Renaissance Church as the work on the church began in 1518. The Basilica de San Juan de Dios happens to be the spiritual centre of the Hospitaller Order. As you visit the Royal Chapel of Granada with Royal Chapel Granada tickets as it is the burial place of the Spanish monarchs’ Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand the Catholic monarchs. Visit the Abadia del Sacromontoe an Abbey visited by the locals to honour San Cecilio or be in the august company of Cristo de Los Gitanos during Holy week.
Royal Chapel of Granada
Visit the Royal Chapel of Granada as you book the Royal Chapel Granada Tickets in advance. The Royal Chapel or famously known as the Capilla Real is the resting place of the Catholic Monarchs Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. The chapel was built between 1506 to 1521 by Enrique Egas as the chapel is a blend of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. It is situated next to the Cathedral of Granada as at the time of the original construction both the chapel and the cathedral were linked. The chapel’s building is influenced by the Isabelline style with a blend of Gothic which has a touch of embellished motifs. The plan of the chapel is a single nave (the central part of the church to accommodate the congregation ) with four side chapels and transepts which head towards a presbytery (house of a Roman Catholic priest ). It takes approximately two hours to complete the visit to the Royal Chapel.
Abadia del Sacromonte
Make sure to visit this magnificent abbey Abadia del Sacromonte with pre-booked Abadia del Sacramonte tickets which are perched at the top of Mount Valparaiso at the end of the trail of seven hills in Granada. This seventeenth-century abbey has a rare collection of Christian art and relics. It takes around fifteen minutes to reach the abbey via public transport with a great view of Granada and Alhambra. The first bishop and the patron saint of the present city Saint Caecilius was martyred beneath the church’s underground chambers(catacombs). The church was designed by Juan de Maeda and was completed in the year 1567. The doorway was designed by Pedro de Orea and is an excellent example of the Andalusian Renaissance from the era marking the end of the sixteenth century. The church is known for its religious significance as it is considered the birthplace of Christianity in the city of Granada. The Sacramento Abbey houses a museum which was opened officially in February 2010. The museum showcases cult objects, a collection of historical clothing and tapestries.
Santo Domingo Church
Tick the next halt on the checklist of Royal Chapel of Granada Tickets the Plaza de Santo Domingo or the Santo Domingo Church which was founded in the year 1512 by the Catholic kings. The entrance of the church has a stone portico with a bell tower inside and the interiors look incredible with high ceilings, artwork and a domed sanctuary. The Church was founded by Iglesia de Santo Domingo during the reign of the Catholic monarchy. In the architecture of the church, there is a mixture of various styles like Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance. The church was initially part of the Santa Cruz convent as the construction began in 1512 by taking into use the tombstones from the Moorish cemeteries. Etched between the arches are the shields of the Catholic Monarchs Fernando and Isabel and Emperor Carlos I along with the motto “Tanto Monta “ it is an expression which means “it makes no difference “There is a statue of Fray Luis de Granada just in front of the church. The columns, windows and valance are examples of the Romanesque style of design. Built next to the bell tower next to the main entrance is the convent.
Cathedral of Granada
As you book those Abadia del Sacramonte tickets in advance the next church to visit is the Cathedral of Granada. The cathedral was built under the rule of Queen Isabella during the sixteenth century. The Cathedral of Granada is a reflection of the historical power as well as the wealth of Spanish supremacy. The interiors are done in white and gold which happens to be the perfect example of Renaissance-style architecture and is a not to miss destination. The Cathedral of Granada is also called the Cathedral of incarnation. It has a rectangular base with five naves and two towers. The left tower is known as the San Miguel Tower with a train of Corinthian columns in the main chapel. The vault has a lot of stained glass windows whereas the main building has an arch with portals and three crowned pillars by arches.
Visit this beautifully adorned single-nave church on the periphery of the city of Granada with those Royal Chapel of Granada tickets. This sixteenth century is also known as the Monasterio de la Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion. The main highlight feature of the church is the graceful yet simple exterior with a gleaming courtyard and a beautiful interior. The monastery showcases elegant paintings, marble statues and altarpieces and other pieces of art with ingrained detailing. The sacristy or the vestry was designed by Luis de Arevalo and is an integral feature of the church as well as the painting of the Last Supper by Fray Juan Sanchez in the chamber. Monastery de la Cartuja was a Roman cemetery but in the year 1506, the land was donated to monks so that they could build the Monastery. Construction of the monastery was interrupted and it was completed three centuries later. The single nave is divided into three parts where the first part was for the monks, the second part for the congregation and the third part for the common people which was near the door. The chapel has a shimmering appearance due to the intensely hued marbles.