Granada Route

ITINERARY: Granada - Guadix - Baza.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, Granada was an artistic centre of enormous influence in Andalusian baroque, where some of its masterpieces are to be found, such as the innovative façade of the Renaissance cathedral, designed by Alonso Cano in 1667 (other baroque parts of the cathedral are the Vestry, Chapter House, Oratory of the Canons, altarpieces and Sagrario, or the Vestry and Sagrario of La Cartuja where, in a perfect symbiosis of baroque architecture, sculpture and painting, F. Hurtado Izquierdo's work may be admired. The Triunfo de la Inmaculada is also a pioneer work by Alonso de Mena in front of the Hospital Real, of which he designed a façade. Worth a visit to the churches of Santos Justo y Pastor, La Magdalena, Las Angustias, El Perpetuo Socorro, Santo Domingo (chapel of Virgin del Rosario, F.Rodríguez Navajas carved the beautiful canopy of the main altar in 1700), of the Hospital of San Juan de Dios, Los Hosptialicios, San Idelfonso, Santo Domingo in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real and of the convent of Nuestra Señora de Gracia. The Colegiata del Sacromonte is the highlight in an itinerary of crosses and chapels, very much in the baroque tatse. Under civilian architecture, the most outstanding is the façade of la Madraza or Town Hall. The University (old Colegio de la Compañía) has an interesting façade, and so has the College of Notaries (old Ansoti Palace) and of the Diputación Provincial (old Bibataubín castle). Near Granada, at Víznar, there is the Palace of Archbishop Mocoso y Peralta, with an 18th century garden with Italian and colonial influences.

At Guadix there is a remarkable Cathedral with façades by V. Acero and T. Cayón. Also, the Seminary's façade.

At Baza, there is the tower of the Colegiata, the church of La Merced and Los Dolores. At Cúllar Baza there is the parish church and the Palace of the Marquess.

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