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Iglesia de San Gil y Santa Ana

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Iglesia de San Gil y Santa Ana

93 Reviews
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Mairwen1 wrote a review 17 Jan.
Sydney, Australia3,215 contributions1,626 helpful votes
This is not a “must-see” on its own, but it is right at the start of the Carrera del Darro walk, which is a very scenic walk and well worth doing. The walk follows the 17th century path along the Darro river and leads to the Albaycin area. It starts at the narrow, cobbled street to the left of the church. We spent about 5-10 minutes having a quick at the church before continuing along the Carrera del Darro. Built in 1501, the church (like many other churches built at this time) replaced a mosque and was part of the expansive building program started by the Catholic monarchs, to convert Granada into a Christian city. If you continue along the Carrera del Darro, you’ll also pass the Church of San Pedro which looks very similar. We could see traces of the Mudejar style in the large bell tower, which is reminiscent of a minaret and is decorated with sections of blue/green tiles. The central arched door is flanked by fluted Corinthian columns and two large cypresses. Higher up, 3 niches hold statues of St Ana (in the middle) and also Maria de Santiago and Maria de Salome. I particularly liked the two curly headed cherub heads that sit above each column. They might be missing bodies but they are sporting a pretty large and ornate set of wings. Higher up again, sits a round medallion or tondo with the Virgin Mary and child. Inside there are 5 side chapels and a coffered Mudejar ceiling. Entry is free or by donation.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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FTMDave wrote a review Sep. 2020
Adria, Italy4,247 contributions324 helpful votes
Pretty church with interesting wooden ceiling which you will pass if you walk up from the centre to Sacromonte or the Albayzín.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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WJJW wrote a review Apr. 2018
Worthing, United Kingdom199 contributions99 helpful votes
We were lucky as we saw a very smart Wedding being held here. So the next day we went in (for one euro each) and saw the most beautiful display of flowers decorating the quite beautiful Altar. Even without the Wedding flowers this is a delightful Church to visit.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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betterthanwork wrote a review Mar. 2018
Nottingham, England842 contributions152 helpful votes
Although we could not get inside when we were passing, the church and bell tower make a good photo with the turrets of the Alcazaba in the background high up.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Solodam J wrote a review Dec. 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands29,714 contributions855 helpful votes
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This small church is located in a touristic area. This is the first church we visited in Granada. Well, we couldn't go around inside as there was a service. It looks beautiful.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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