This beautiful cathedral was built between the 16th and 18th centuries in pure Renaissance and Baroque styles. It was built on the site of a former mosque and of the old Gothic cathedral.
The building was created by Diego de Siloé, Gaspar Cayon and Vicente Acero. It is dedicated to the Incarnation of the Virgin Mary and inside the cathedral the altar is decorated with interesting pictures. The building has a spectacular Baroque choir by Ruiz del Peral and majestic Corinthian and Ionic columns.
It has three facades, one dedicated to the Annunciation, one to San Torcuato who is the patron saint of Guadix, and one to St. James. There are three naves with an apse and ambulatory.
Inside the cathedral there is also the Cathedral Museum where you can see interesting objects d’art and various books dating back to the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The Parish Church is directly next to the cathedral, attached to one side of it. It has a Plateresque façade.