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The Iglesia de Xalteva is beautiful inside and out, but it is the interior that will leave you breathless. The deep wood of the ceiling, columns, and pews contrast with the striking paintings on the ceiling and the otherwise muted colors of the interior. Take...More
A lovely church with beautifully decorated ceilings. We went up the bell tower for wonderful views across the city at a cost of $1. A bit of a precarious feeling as you step outside the window, wouldn't be allowed back home. We did this as...More
Xalteva is not the name of a Roman Catholic saint, but taken from indigenous settlers who lived in this area. The location has a long history of churches built, then destroyed by eartquakes and rebuilt. This reconstruction dates from 1921.
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This romantic park is across from the Xalteva church and near the Maria Auxilladora church. Really, there are churches everywhere here. They said there are 12 churches with about 175,000 population in the city and about 150,000 in the rural area, that is about 25,000...More
It was Three Kings Day, so services were in high swing. We did not go in to the church and admired it from the outside. This ranks among the most beautiful churches in downtown Granada -- and it's worth the stroll on one of the...More