King's College Chapel, Cambridge

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Home to the world's largest fan vault, King's College Chapel is one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. This chapel to King's College of the University of Cambridge houses some of the finest medieval stained glass in the world, created by Flemish artisans from 1515 to 1531. A glance above the altar reveals a masterpiece: "The Adoration of the Magi," originally painted by Rubens in 1634. The Renaissance rood screen, erected in 1532 by King Henry VIII, creates a striking contrast to the Perpendicular Gothic chapel. This active house of worship is home to the King's College Choir due to its splendid acoustics. Hours differ depending on the college term and special events that may close the doors. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to King's College Chapel by using our Cambridge trip planning site .
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  • August 21, 2017
    a beautiful building all-round but the ceiling beats anything outside the sistine chapel. University alumni - remember to bring your cam-card for free entrance  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    this place is a must, reverent and beautiful. Go to a service and enter in to the worship, even if not a Christian. Staff very welcoming.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    It is a landmark for Cambridge. I went there early morning on a Sunday and there was no crowd. You appreciate the chapel better. The grounds surrounding the river is a nice walk. However, £9 admission...  more »
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  • September 8, 2017
    Amazing architecture. Well worth a visit and marvel at the space.
  • September 17, 2017
    Well the most famous historic building in the Cambridge a true icon to see to remember and admire in the historic city.
  • May 9, 2017
    Wonderful chapel full of beautiful architecture. Lovely lady volunteer gave us lots of information about the chapel and the dark oak wooden screen, dedicated by Henry V11 to his wife Anne Boleyn
  • August 5, 2017
    Very recommended. Just for its celling.
  • May 14, 2017
    Amazing college with a big and fancy design 😂. Overall this chapel really worth visiting

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