Sacromonte Monastery

Granada, Spain

The Abbey of El Sacromonte was founded in the 17th century. Under the church there are the catacombs where St. Cecilio, the first bishop and actual Patron of Granada, suffered martyrdom. The monument was designed by Juan de Maeda and finished in 1567. The front façade, by Pedro de Orea, is a magnificent example of the Renaissance period in Andalusia at the end of the 16th century.


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Sacromonte, Granada, Spain
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Johana Bamba-Teale (8 months ago)
Amazing, peaceful and it shows really the Glory of God
Callie B (14 months ago)
I had a very positive experience while visiting the Abbey. The guided tour was great, I was able to learn about all of the history of the Abbey, as well as admire its beauty. Would definitely recommend giving it a visit if you are ever around Granada.
Clare Lindsay (15 months ago)
This was a facinating tour of history? A beautiful spot to take in the view of the area as well. Highly recommend the tour
Aitor Sanchez (15 months ago)
I loved this place for the amazing, stunning, astonishing views of La Alhambra with the great sunset. Definitely a must go place. Parking was easy but don't expect coffee shops or any shops around.
Yerzhan Suleimenov (2 years ago)
We just couldn't parse the English of the guide. That's why we didn't get much out of the tour. But the content of the Abbey seemed to have a lot of interesting things.
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