Monday, December 9, 2013

Granada Cathedral

Granada Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Incarnation, is located in Granada, Spain.  The construction of the church occurred when the Spanish Renaissance designs were replacing the Gothic style so some of the construction of the cathedral had to wait in order to follow this newer style.  Something unique about this church is that there are five naves instead of the typical one.  Another unique element was the circular capilla mayor rather than the semicircular apse.  It is believed that this was influenced by the Italian idea for circular perfect buildings.
Granada Cathedral
Interior of Granada Cathedral
Alonzo Cano, also known as Alonso Cano, was a Spanish painter, architect, and sculptor.  He was the architect for the Granada Cathedral.
Alonzo Cano

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