Iglesia de San Pedro y Pablo

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Iglesia de San Pedro y Pablo

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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,634 contributions
A Quick Stop Along the Carrera del Darro Walk
Feb 2020
This is not a “must-see” on its own, but it is at the start of the Carrera del Darro walk which is a must-see. The scenic walk follows the 17th century path along the Darro river and that leads to the Albaycin area.
We spent about 5-10 minutes having a quick at the church before continuing along the walk.
Built between 1559 – 1567, the church has a large square bell tower on the right hand side and a tall, simple Latin cross at the front. If it’s open, you can climb the bell tower.
It replaced a mosque and was a part of the expansive building program started by the Cathlic monarchs, to convert Granada into a Christian city.
The main facade is typical of the mudéjar style at the time and is very similar to St Ana’s, a few minutes away in the Plaza Nueva. A large central door is flanked by double columns. Higher up, a single large niche hold statues of St Peter and St Paul. St Peter is on the left, holding the keys to Heaven. It is one whopping key. It’s almost as long as his arm. I guess it would be hard to lose your keys when they are this size.
There are shields above and below the saints.
The church sits at the foothill of the Alhambra. As you look uphill, past this old parish church, you see the Alhambra looming in the background. It makes a fabulous photo.
COST: Entry is €1.50 + €1 to climb the tower
Written 17 January 2021
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Michael K
London, UK403 contributions
Interesting fittings and good views from the tower
Feb 2019 • Couples
The church has an attractive site, right by the banks of the River Darro, opposite the Museo Arqueologico. Admission is 1.50 Euros (1 Euro concs) or 2.50/2.00 Euros to include the tower. The parish was founded by the Catholic Monarchs as part of their plan to re-establish Catholicism after the suppression of the Nasrid dynasty. The building is in the Mudejar style, and looks quite plain in itself, but with interesting fittings. The side chapels are a feature, in that they are filled with various OTT trappings of Spanish Catholicism before Vatican II. There are several large and rather intimidating statues designed to be carried along the streets. A visit up the tower gives some good views, though the steps are very steep and mesh prevents good photography.
Written 19 February 2019
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GoneAwayRemington
Easthampton, MA115 contributions
Beautiful ancient church and tower
Sep 2018 • Couples
We loved the old church which doesn't seem to have been touched in centuries. There is also the option to climb to the top of the bell tower which we did. Be prepared because its a steep climb with several flights of steps. The view was well worth it.
Written 14 September 2018
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Nomadman411978
London, UK3,169 contributions
Fine church
Nov 2017 • Solo
Iglesia de San Pedro y Pablo is situated at the end of the Plaza Neuve and was built in the second half of the 16th century in good Mudejar style especially the windows.
Written 9 January 2018
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
Mudejar and Renaissance style church.
Oct 2017 • Couples
The church of San Pedro and San Pablo is at the foot of Alhambra on the bank of the Darro River. The name „River” sounds for me as a kind of overestimation since the Darro currently hardly has any water and mostly looks like just a big ditch. Anyway, the church is on the side of it on Carrera del Darro road and opposit the beautifully carvedCasa de Castril. Isn’t a modern young church, since dating back from the 16th century, when was built over the remains of an earlier building, the Mosque of the Baths.
The church has a Renaissance facade, above the gate in between Corinth columns stand the proud figure of San Pedro and San Pablo. I have to admit, that I know nothing about them, but on the sculpture one of them is having a key, and the other one is a sword like something. I do not want to draw far-reaching conclusions from it, but those who are interested in I think they can find something about them on the Internet.
The lateral facade is decorated with a sculpture of the Immaculate Conception. The belltower first looks like a bit too massive, but the bells dissolve this stiffness, and finally, it beautifully fits into the Alcazaba background. In front of the church, there is a cross.
We felt sorry not to have time to go in, but we didn’t plan this visit.
Written 25 October 2017
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