Basílica de San Juan de Dios

One of the attractions of Old San Juan is the San Juan Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, which was built in 1521.

The Moorish occupation, the 18th-century baroque splendour, and the modern city are each represented separately by the Conjunto Monumental of San Juan de Dios in Murcia.

Things to do at Basilica de San Juan Di Dios:

  • Know about the value of the site:

This landmark in the centre of Old San Juan is the second-oldest cathedral in the Americas and is home to a remarkable collection of sacred and historical items. Services are held every day of the week at the church, which is still open for business.

  • Pay homage to the muse in whose memory the site is developed:

St. John of God's relics are kept in the basilica (San Juan de Dios). He was a former soldier who was born Joo Duarte Cidade. A native of Portugal, he served in the military before becoming a health care worker in Granada and dedicating the rest of his life to helping the sick, the mentally ill, and the homeless. In honour of himself, he built the clinics and hospital that are today located next to the basilica.

  • Unravel the special attributes of the church and recount its history and art:

Behind the altar, there is a small space that is one of the church's features. The intricate design is made of solid gold. The saint's bones and a few of his personal items are displayed in glass cases. The stunning dome is visible if you look up.

  • Experience the diversity of wealth possessed in all due disciplines:

With the archaeological ruins of the Alcázar Mayor of Murcia beneath the church, the church itself with sculptures by baroque master sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the choir with an exhibition of works by contemporary sculptor González Moreno, these three distinct experiences within one complex come together to present a fascinating snapshot of three distinct episodes in Murcia's history.

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Address of Basílica de San Juan de Dios

C/San Juan de Dios, 17, Granada, Spain

Opening & Closing time of Basílica de San Juan de Dios

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