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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Probably the most famous building in Cambridge and probably justifiably. Magnificent.
  • Absolutely stunning piece of architecture. Definitely worth the hype
  • Well the most famous historic building in the Cambridge a true icon to see to remember and admire in the historic city.
  • Amazing architecture. Well worth a visit and marvel at the space.
  • 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

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With over 150 hotels, B&Bs, inns, and self-catering facilities, Cambridge offers a wealth of lodging options for every taste and budget. While visiting this heritage-rich city, you can even enjoy the university experience by staying in a college room. These centrally located B&B rooms offer an inexpensive and convenient alternative to staying in the city's hotels. You can retrace the footsteps of the university's famous graduates, grab a meal in the college hall, get lost in the campus and hidden courtyards, and end the day with a drink in the college bar.
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