Granada cathedral

Granada
Andalucia
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Built on the site of a mosque after the Reconquista, Granada's cathedral is a stunning example of the architecture of the Spanish Renaissance and is the resting place of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castille.

A celebration of the Catholic faith after the conquest over the Moors in the Iberian peninsula, the cathedral, also known as the cathedral of the incarnation, has a truly spectacular interior. With ornate gold decoration and huge white columns, there is a sumptuousness to the interior and the delicate stained glass windows reflect the different colours on the white walls.

The Royal Chapel houses the intricately carved tombs of Ferdinand and Isabella and was finished before the cathedral in the Gothic style. In the sacristy is a museum with paintings by Boticelli amongst many others, sculptures, tapestries and also Queen Isabella's crown and sceptre and King Ferdinand's sword.

Nearby attractions

One of the most visited monuments in all of Spain, the Alhambra is an incredible Moorish palace and fortress that stands on a hilltop overlooking the city of Granada, in the shade of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Places to visit nearby

Granada in Andalucia is a stunning city sheltering at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and is famous for the Moorish palace of the Alhambra that overlooks the city.