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Granada Cathedral – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect, FAQs

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Lying at the foot of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains in southern Spain, the city of Granada stands as a mesmerizing junction of Moorish and Spanish heritage.  

Amidst the cobblestone streets, vibrant plazas, and culinary delights, lies a stunning example of Spanish Renaissance Architecture that took 180 years to complete. 

The Encarnación Cathedral in Granada, or the Cathedral of Incarnation, is still a seat of reverence, spirituality, and historical relevance, along with its famous Royal Chapel.

Alcaceria, the thriving Muslim marketplace that found its origin in the 15th century as a hub of silk, is in close proximity.

This article covers everything you must know before booking Cathedral of Granada tickets.

What to expect at Granada Cathedral

A swooping glance at the sprawling Cathedral Of Granada.

Start the Granada Cathedral tour with your expert guide leading the way, regaling you with stories and legends as the cathedral’s imposing façade, adorned with intricate carvings and statues, comes into view.

Admire the soaring ceilings, grand arches, the vast nave with its intricately carved choir stalls, exquisite stained glass windows, and elegant altarpiece, considered a masterpiece of Spanish Baroque art.

Envelope yourself in a wave of spirituality and reverence for history as you take in the religious significance and the collection of royal regalia.

Step into The Royal Chapel, adjoining the cathedral, which is the final resting place for Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. 

Their elaborate marble tombs, adorned with intricate sculptures and ornate ironwork, are a testament to their influential reign.

Goods ranging from vibrant textiles and embroidered fabrics to intricate ceramics and traditional handicrafts populate the place.

Visit the historical center “La Madraza,” the first university in the area created by Yusuf I.

Top the trip off with a visit to the Plaza De Isabel La Catolica, a monument commemorating Isabel’s meeting with Christopher Columbus.

Ticket Ticket Cost
Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour €28
Granada: Private Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour €230

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Where to book tickets

Tickets for Granada Cathedral in Spain are available online and at the attraction. 

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work 

Visit the Granada Cathedral ticket booking page, select the date, number of tickets, time slot and book. 

Once you complete the bookings, tickets will be mailed to you. 

You do not need to carry printouts. 

You can show the e-ticket on your smartphone when you visit the attraction.

Make sure you bring your ID.

Granada Cathedral General Tour tickets

Adult tickets for the 3-Hour Granada Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour are priced at €31. 

Youths in the 10-14 year age bracket have to pay €28 for admission. 

Children aged four to nine are charged €9.

Infants under four are not charged anything.

The meeting place for the guided tour is Plaza De Bib-Rambla, two minutes from the cathedral.

The Private Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour Granada has a uniform pricing. All group members are charged €230 to participate. 

Granada Cathedral tickets

Granada Cathedral tickets
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The general tour of The Cathedral of Incarnation in Granada will take you to the cathedral, the royal chapel, and round your trip up to Granada’s first university after a brief walk in the marketplace of Alcaicerion.

A visit to the Encarnación Cathedral and Royal Chapel is an immersive journey through time, art, and spirituality. 

It offers a glimpse into Granada’s rich history and cultural heritage, leaving visitors with a profound appreciation for the city’s grandeur, heightened by the charms of the Alcaiceria marketplace. 

So, whether you are a history enthusiast, an architecture lover, or a seeker of spiritual experiences, a tour of these majestic landmarks is an absolute must during your visit to Granada.

Please note that the meeting place for the guided tours will be mailed to you after your booking. 

Tickets Prices

Adult Ticket (15+ years): €31
Youth Ticket (10 to 14 years): €28
Child Ticket (4 to 9 years): €9
Infant Ticket (up to 3 years): Free

Granada Cathedral Private Tour tickets

Granada Cathedral Private Tour tickets
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The private tour of Spain’s Granada Cathedral is more personalized and comprehensive. 

After the cathedral and the city center, you are taken to the city center, the Alcaicerion marketplace, and the Plaza De Isabel La Catolica. 

The meeting point will be designated after you book your tickets and will be mailed to you.

Ticket Price: €230

Combo tickets

There are a few iconic tourist attractions near the Cathedral of Granada, some of which are within 15-20 minutes by car, and combo tickets can help you visit them all by booking just once!

You can buy Cathedral of Granada tickets in combination with tickets for Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces.

Combo tickets are ideal for large families, groups or those on a budget holiday. 

Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces + Granada Cathedral tickets

Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces + Granada Cathedral tickets
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Distance: 3.1 km (1.9 miles)

Time Taken: 14 minutes by car

Alhambra is easily one of the world’s most mesmerizing palaces. 

With its series of interconnected rooms and courtyards, deftly manicured Generalife gardens, and Alacazaba fortress, Alhambra is an opulent multi-sensory treat and one of Spain’s most popular attractions.

At just €113, this combo ticket treats you to a flourishing guided tour of the Alhambra Palaces and The Granada Cathedral. You can select a language from a range of selections for the Alhambra tour.

Ticket Price: €88

Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces (no guide) + Granada Cathedral (with guide)

Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces (no guide) + Granada Cathedral (with guide)
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Distance: 3.1 km (1.9 miles)

Time Taken: 14 minutes by car

Alternatively, you can keep the guided tour of the Granada Cathedral and explore the Alhambra on your own without the help of a guide to earn a combo ticket at the discounted price of €53.

Ticket Price: €53

Save time and money! Discover the Alhambra with this Skip-The-Line Tour. Get priority access to the Alhambra and see the Nasrid Palaces, the Alhambra Gardens, El Generalife, the Medina, and the Alcazaba.


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How to reach Granada Cathedral

Granada Cathedral, or the Cathedral of the Incarnation, is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Granada.

Address: C. Gran Vía de Colón, 5, 18001 Granada, Spain. Get Directions

By Bus

The Gran Via 7 Catedral bus stop is only a one-minute walk from the attraction.

The Catedral Linea Buho bus stop is also just a minute away.

The Gran Via 14-Catedral bus stop is only a 2-minute walk away.

Angel Ganivet 2 bus stop is only a 3-minute walk from the Cathedral.

Many bus lines serve the Royal Chapel Of Granada Cathedral, such as 21, 33, 4, and C31, among others.

By Train

The Alcázar Genil metro station is a 15-minute walk from the Cathedral.

By Car

Put your starting point here to the Cathedral in Granada, Spain.

There are ample parking spots near the Cathedral.

Opening hours of Granada Cathedral

The Granada Cathedral is open to all visitors throughout the week.

The Cathedral is open to the public from 10 am to 6.15 pm from Monday to Saturday.

On Sundays, the opening hours change from 3 pm to 6.15 pm.

How long does the tour take

How long does the tour take
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The Granada Cathedral tour takes around 3 hours from start to finish.

Best time to visit Granada Cathedral

The best time to visit Granada Cathedral is early mornings when the crowds haven’t piled up yet. The holidays and weekends can get pretty crowded. 

The weekdays usually allow you to explore the place at your pace.

Granada can be quite busy during peak holiday periods. The winters are mild and serene, while the summers are hot but enjoy the peak tourist footfall.


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FAQs about Cathedral of Granada

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the Granada Cathedral:

Is the Granada Cathedral Spain disability friendly?

Yes. The tour operator will arrange for wheelchairs or anything else needed if given prior information.

Where can I book a tour of the Granada Cathedral?

The Granada Cathedral and Royal Chapel tickets are available on the Cathedral’s online booking page. 

Are private tours available?

Yes, you can book a private tour to the Granada Cathedral.

Does the cathedral allow photography?

Please note that the Royal Chapel Of the Granada Cathedral in Spain forbids all photography and videography. 
Other parts of the Cathedral and the rest of the tour have no such condition.

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