Cathedral de Guadix


The Cathedral of the Incarnation in Guadix is a Catholic cathedral building in Baroque style. Its construction began in the sixteenth century and ended in the mid-eighteenth century. 

In the place where the present cathedral is located, existed in the tenth century a Spanish-Visigoth church, with a diocesan seat created by San Torcuato in the first century, so it is likely that Guadix was one of the first bishoprics of Spain.

In this church the largest mosque in the city was settled in times of Muslim domination.


After the reconquest of the city in 1489, it was called Church of St. Mary of the Incarnation, which was situated at the same mosque. Soon it was decided to erect a new cathedral, which was at the level of the newly Christianized city and it was a symbol for the population.


The facade of the Cathedral of Guadix
The facade of the Cathedral of Guadix

There were three stages in its construction: a Gothic, the construction of the present cathedral with the work of Pedro Morales and Enrique Egas, extended until 1547.


A Renaissance, in which begins participates Diego of Siloam , undertaking its expansion, and a third step the baroque, beginning in the early eighteenth century in which Vicente Acero, Thomas, Gaspar Cayon de la Vega, Pachote, Ruiz del Peral, master Moreno involved. In this fase the facades, roofs, the high altar, the choir and the pulpits were erected.

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The Cathedral of Guadix
The Cathedral of Guadix

Opening hours:

(October to March)

Monday - Saturday: 10:30 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 hours.

Sunday: from 18:00 to 20:00 hours. (Free Access)

(From April to May)

Monday-Saturday: 10:30 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 18:30 hours.

Sunday: from 19:00 to 21:00 hours. (Free Access)

(June to September)

Monday-Saturday: 10:30 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 19:30.

Sunday: from 19:30 to 21:00 hours. (Free Access)


The tower of the Cathedral of Guadix
The tower of the Cathedral of Guadix

Prices (including audio guide and pictures without flash):

General Admission (aged 15 to 65 years): 5,00 €

Reduced (groups of 5 people and over 65 years): 4,00 €

Reduced (ages 8-15 years): € 2,50

Reduced groups over 20 persons: € 2,50


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