Basilica of Saint John of God (Granada)

 
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Originally from the 18th century, the Basilica of St. John of God is considered one of the crowning works of Granada Baroque style and is one of the most revered places in Andalusia. This is because it houses the remains of St. John of God, the saint of the sick.

This beautiful temple, with a characteristic Latin cross plan, underwent construction in 1737 as a place where the remains of the saint would rest. Thus, it was profusely decorated with a sculptural group of saints and polychrome wood, in addition to the colour gold.

Among its many details of great beauty, the magnificent main altarpiece located just behind the altar stands out, along with an image of the Virgin in the central area.

The central nave, where the saint's tomb resides, is beautifully decorated with flowers, candles and a series of art alluding to the life and work of St. John of God.

The dressing room is located at the top of the temple. It is a small chapel at the back of the altar and contains personal objects of the saint. Here, one can see an urn made of solid silver and the famous wooden cross that St. John of God carried with him, as well as dental pieces recovered for veneration by the faithful.

Both its dome and the walls of the entire room were decorated with images of angels and allegorical paintings of the life of St. John of God.
   
 
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