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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. Put King's College Chapel and other Cambridge attractions into our Cambridge vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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The Chapel, from the inside, is amazing. The chorus is magical and the service is very nice. After a service you can see around the Chapel with the candle lights and it is just amazing.
Belíssima igreja. O teto é extremamente trabalhado. Vitrais belíssimos. O piso também é lindo. Chama a atenção pela sua beleza.Beautiful church. The ceiling is extremely worked. Beautiful stained-glass Windows. The floor is also beautiful. Draws attention for its beauty.show original
A wonderful experience ! We were lucky enough to be the only visitors for at least ten minutes which was amazing . So much more to see than the stained glass windows and organ. Well worth the £9.00 ad... read more »
we only saw it from the outside but it is one stunning building. if you go punting you'll get great views from the back and walking you can get wonderful views from the front. one of the most famous sights to see in cambridge.
The place is amazing. However there was so many people last time we go so it kind of ruiN the mood.
Awful staff. During the end of my visit to the Chapel this afternoon I took a photograph on my telephone with a flash and an extremely rude member of staff (female, long grey hair aged approximately 55-65) spoke to me like a child and said ‘don’t take photographs with a flash’ and i reminded her that using manners would be more appropriate by saying please and she then lied to my friend and I and said ‘I did say please.’ I would suggest you have a word to this rude member of staff and remind her to speak to the public using manners and apologise for her behaviour as opposed to being dishonest.
A very impressive building and a must see if you are in Cambridge. If you can try and get to an Evensong service Hearing the choir singing in the chapel will never be forgotten
One of the most spacious colleges in Cambridge I have so far visited. Home to the Chinese Poet Xu Zhimo's memorial stone. In this marble stone are engraved four lines, the first two and the last two lines, from the Poet's most famous sentimental poem about his departure from Cambridge. This poem is widely regarded as a masterpiece of love poem, though in fact it might not be about love.
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