From this Wednesday, the Basilica of San Juan de Dios, owned by the Hospitaller Order of the same name, offers visitors a new experience through virtual reality-based technology that allows visitors to get closer through “incredible panoramic views and 360-degree perspectives”. come “to rooms of sacred art that are imperceptible to the human eye today” of the church in Granada, whose construction began in 1737, and finally opened its doors in 1759.
The new tourism project was presented at an event attended by, among others, the Mayor of Granada, Francisco Cuenca, who thanked the Order of the Hospitallers of San Juan de Dios for having “new technologies such as the use of a door closer and a more up-to-date language code , to bring heritage closer to both citizens and visitors”.
According to the Mayor, “This leads to the excellence of our tourist offer, while Granada has already been included in the select club of cities that offer the opportunity to enjoy their heritage through 3D technology.”
“Today we are taking another step in the enduring alliance between the Municipality of Granada and the Order of San Juan de Dios to give this great heritage the dimension it deserves, where it is not just a jewel that represents the best of the Andalusian baroque, rest the remains of San Juan de Dios,” said the chief municipal official.
With the launch of the new service, the Basilica of San Juan de Dios offers the visitor a visit “both face to face and virtual” at the same price and “after a great R+D+I research project” a visit ” one hundred one hundred accessible, modern and adapted insofar as it brings the monument closer to people with reduced mobility”.