Royal Chapel of Granada, Granada

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Religious Site · Historic Site
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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  • King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella decided they would be buried in Granada. The result is the immaculate Royal Chapel, built from 1505 to 1517. Isabella died in 1504, a year before it was started...  more »
  • It seems many people have been confused by The royal Chapel of Granada, Capilla Real De Granada and The Cathedral of Granada. Certainly photos on Tripadvisor are interchanged with a significant...  more »
  • 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

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