Santo Domingo church is located in the city centre of Granada in the Realejo neighbourhood and it was founded in the 16th Century by the Catholic Monarchs. It is considered one of the most important churches in Granada as it incorporates several architectural styles: Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance.
History of Santo Domingo Church
The church was built in 1512 and was part of the Monastery of the Holy Cross. The initial design was Gothic, as it can be seen in the arches and vaults. It was completed afterwards during Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Eras by several artists. This makes the Santo Domingo Church one of the most peculiar religious buildings in Granada.
In the outside of the building, the façade includes stone portico with three pointed arches on top of columns with the initials of the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabel “F” and “Y”.
After the columns there are paintings that depict the Virgin of the Rosary, to whom the church is dedicated and Co-Patroness of the city of Granada. In one of the sides the shield of the kings and in the other side the shield with Charles the emperor.
The interior of the church has a Latin cross floor plan with only one wide nave and five small chapels on each side. In the centre of the vast presbytery there is a remarkable tabernacle made of marble from the year 1699. In one side there is an altarpiece that depicts the Virgin of the Rosary and a number of angels and cherubim’s that seem to be playing. The author of this altarpiece is Blas Antonio Moreno.
Fraternities and Brotherhoods
There are several fraternities and brotherhoods in Granada that have its canonical venue in this Church, some of them are very relevant to the city of Granada such as:
- La Cofradía de la Santa Cena
- La Cofradía del Rosario
- La Cofradía de la Humildad
Opening times Santo Domingo Church
Monday – Friday: From 18:30 to 20:00
Saturday – Sunday: Access between the hours of worship that take place at 10:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 20:00
Tickets Santo Domingo Church
The visit to the Santo Domingo Church is free.
Contact Phone: +34 958 22 73 31
Address: Plaza de Santo Domingo, 1, 18009 Granada
Accessibility Santo Domingo Church
Santo Domingo is wheelchair accessible.