Archangel Statue atop Granada Cathedral in Granada, Spain

On the right side of Granada Cathedral is a spire. On top is a sculpture of an archangel holding a sword and an olive or palm branch. Some resources suggest this is Michael while others say it is Uriel. The imagery seems to connote the conquests of the Moors followed by the initial (albeit short lived) offer of peace to live with religious freedom. This spire also marks the demarcation between the cathedral and the adjacent Church of the Sagrario. Iglesia del Sagrario was added to Plaza de Alonso Cano in 1704.


Granada Cathedral, Plaza de las Pasiegas, 18001 Granada, Spain


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