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Prized by the people of granada

On the official posters it appears with this name, but it is also known as San Gil and Santa Ana, although in Granada it is popularly known as the parish church of Santa Ana, one of the most beautiful and most prized temples of Granada.

To find it you have to head to the town centre. From the cathedral there remains the road to the Albaicín, a little before getting to this emblematic neighbourhood, next to the Darro river and at the feet of the Alhambra. The location is beautiful very lovely and the buildings have preserved the historical feel. There was a mosque there, the Almanzora, which was remodelled by Diego de Siloé in 1537 into a Christian temple. It is why it has a different structure than the rest of the churches of the time, being made of red bricks and with the minaret still standing among other visible examples.

The front was enlarged and decorated Renaissance style with three niches with images and a medal of the Virgin and the Child, with the coat of arms of the archbishop Niño de Guevara. It was built in 1542 by Sebastián de Alcántara, and was finished by his son Diego de Aranda. The interior is arranged in one nave, with a coffered ceiling ceiling and five chapels in each side. The artistic treasure of this chapel is impressive, with 17th century carvings and paintings from the 16th century.

The combination of Mudejar structure and medieval Christian art is very exotic. Moreover this parish is located next to the neighbourhood of Albaicín so it has always had a special taste throughout its history. Mariana Pineda got married there for example. It is one of the churches most sought after by couples.
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The most beautiful mudejar example in granada

The church of San Gil and Santa Ana is located in front of the Real Chancillería (Royal Chancellery) at the feet of the Alhambra and welcomes the Paseo de los Tristes (walk of the sad). Built in 1537, on the site where a mosque once stood, from which still remains the tower. It is the most beautiful example of Mudejar in Granada. It has a special charm, the place where it is located is a privilege and the Renaissance facade is lovely. A spot you cannot miss if you go to Granada.
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Information about Iglesia de Santa Ana

Iglesia de Santa Ana Phone Number
+34 958 225 004
+34 958 225 004
Iglesia de Santa Ana Address
Plaza de Santa Ana, 1, 18009 Granada, España
Plaza de Santa Ana, 1, 18009 Granada, España
Iglesia de Santa Ana Website
http://www.archidiocesisgranada.es/index.php/guia-diocesana/parroquias/item/3197-parroquia-de-san-gil-y-santa-ana
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