Royal Chapel of Granada, Granada

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Meant to be the final resting place of Charles I of Spain, Royal Chapel of Granada is an example of Renaissance architecture that acts as a centerpiece for the city of Granada. In the main chapel are effigies of Isabel and Ferdinand, known as the Catholic Monarchs. Under the elaborate arches and buttresses you'll find El Greco paintings alongside works by Jusepe de Ribera and Alonso Cano. The mishmash of architectural styles and paintings of various periods is no wonder, considering the cathedral took 181 years to build. Take a look at our Granada trip planner to schedule your visit to Royal Chapel of Granada and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Royal Chapel of Granada is a beautiful building. It was built in the early 16th century. That was the time when the Spanish had finally just driven the Moors out of Spain. Queen Isabella I and...  more »
  • its nice to be at Royal chappel, though it is restricted to be inside and you have to take permission area around royal chappel is very very beautiful and offer lot of photo opportunities.  more »
  • If you like history, this is the place to learn about the Catholics Queen and King. Beautiful chapel with so much meaning built into it. Worth it just to see see her crown and scepter  more »
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  • Well worth a visit. Reasonable entry fee includes an audio guide with more information than you could ever want to know. Look out for the beautifully illustrated book and Middle Ages paintings of unfortunate-looking people.
  • Serene and beautiful. You can see the final resting place of the unifiers of Spain and the starters of the Spanish empire. This location is truly beautiful and worth the visit. The audio guide is a must
  • This chapel is full of History and the artwork displayed has been very well conserved. The audio guide is free and has a input for your private headphone 🎧. I'd recommend to bring your own to make the tour more convenient. Pictures are forbidden and this is very good like this.
  • While the Royal Chapel is historically significant, I was not as dazzled as I expected. It is an impressive Gothic church. But visually it will not blow you away. The altar and coffins of the monarchs are close to stunning though. The one thing that really stood out was the Crown and scepter of the founding monarch of Spain, that is some 500 years old. I got the audio guide and found it poor. It was information overload, dry and difficult to follow.
  • Highly recommend going inside, even though you're not allowed to take pictures or video

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