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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  • Definitely worth a visit. We had trouble downloading the audio guide in English -- wifi was terrible -- so we asked for and were given a pamphlet that we were able to read during our visit. They ask.....  more
    Definitely worth a visit. We had trouble downloading the audio guide in English -- wifi was terrible -- so we asked for and were given a pamphlet that we were able to read during our visit. They ask.....  more »
  • This is the second time I visited Granada. If The Alhambra wasn't enough of an excuse to visit the city of Granada, here's another. The Capilla Real, the final resting place of Ferdinand and... 
    This is the second time I visited Granada. If The Alhambra wasn't enough of an excuse to visit the city of Granada, here's another. The Capilla Real, the final resting place of Ferdinand and...  more »
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  • I was genuinely impressed with this chapel and everything it houses. The marble mausoleums are so beautifully made and well kept. I love the richness of the history that these structures carry. The altarpieces are so intricate and captivating, it's hard to peel yourself off these beautiful pieces. No photos are allowed inside the actual chapel, but everything is etched in my mind. The museum portion of it is just as fascinating. It's incredible to see the crowns, scepters and robes worn by the king and queen themselves. Truly incredible.
  • Absolutely beautiful and something you won’t want to miss. The intricacy of detail involved in carving the marble was truly impressive. This experience inspired me to learn more about the reign of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Oh, be prepared to be stopped by different women handing out sage and telling your fortune at every corner around this chapel!

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