Things to do

Religious tourism


Granada offers many religious tourism options. You can go on a pilgrimage to Huéscar and earn a Jubilee Indulgence, experience the intensity of Semana Santa Viviente en Cuevas del Campo (Holy Week celebration), visit the site of the first Diocese in Spain in Guadix, and participate in the numerous pilgrimages that take place all over the province. You can do all this as well as see some of the most important historical sites in Spain.

The crypt of Beato Fray Leopoldo de Alpandeire and the legacy of San Pedro Poveda in the Barrio de las Cuevas in Guadix, are pilgrimage destinations that attract thousands of worshippers from all around every year.

The city of Granada is in itself a symbol of the coexistence of three cultures and religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

San Juan de Dios


San Juan de Dios was born in the Duarte in 1495, in Montemor-o-Novo (Portugal). He was the founder of the religious order called Orden de los Hermanos Hospitalarios. His conversion and his stay in the Hospital Real de Granada are [...]

San Pedro Poveda


In 1884 Pedro Poveda obtained a scholarship to study at the Seminary of Guadix, where he first saw the plight of poor local labourers in the area of town with the many cave dwellings. The people were living in ignorance [...]

Faculty for Andalusian and Islamic Studies

Puebla de don Fadrique

To the north of Puebla de Don Fadrique, on the road from La Losa, in the Alqueria de Rosales, there is a modern mosque where courses in Islamic studies are taught. Together with the mosque in Granada’s Albaicín, this is [...]

Mosque of Granada


The Mezquita de Granada was opened in the summer of 2003 and it was the first mosque built in the city since it fell to the Catholic Kings in 1492. The Mosque of Granada represents the restoration of a missing link after a hiatus of 500 years and reminds of the rich Islamic cultural contribution to all spheres of human enterprise and activity.

Osel Ling Buddhist Centre


Located 1,600 metres above sea level in La Alpujarra, the Centro de Retiro Budista Osel Ling focuses on practising meditation. From the house you can see the snowy peak of the Mulhacén and the white villages of the Barranco de [...]


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