Royal Chapel of Granada

Royal Chapel of Granada

Royal Chapel of Granada
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Chapel of the Catholic Kings was conceived as a burial site intimately linked to the Cathedral, but without merging with its architecture. It is built with a single nave, an octagonal presbytery preceded by bleachers, a transept with little development and a choir at its feet, for the functions of a pantheon. As a funeral chapel none, in Spain, it excels in size. In it you can appreciate both its simplicity and its wealth thanks to the generous endowment of the queen. The Royal Chapel houses the mortal remains of Don Fernando de Aragón and Dona Isabel de Castilla (who were initially resting in the convent of San Francisco de la Alhambra), as well as those of Dona Juana I, Don Felipe and Infante Miguel. Under the tombs there is a small crypt of marked austerity, in which are deposited the real, lead coffins, identified by the initial of each name on the cover.
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RoverP
Inverness, UK615 contributions
A very attractive small chapel but not a lot to see. It would mean more if you had a real interest in Spanish History. The two large Marble tombs are certainly impressive. Audio guides which you can download on to your phone are great if you are able to download them, but totally useless if you can't. Some of these places need to be more flexible in how the offer information about what is on view.
Written 17 June 2022
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dave m
3 contributions
Family
Beautiful place to visit, interesting to see the actual sarcophagi underground . Worth downloading the audio guide for phone.
Written 1 June 2022
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Tori
Wisconsin112 contributions
For the price, this is a good visit. No photos allowed, but cool exhibits and worth the walk through.
Written 21 May 2022
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sheffieldeats
Sheffield, UK2,050 contributions
Couples
We attended a service here inside the rails, afterwards had the opportunity to view the coffins of the royals who lie here. Do read about them and their history to make sense of the city, though Isabella had chosen somewhere quieter!
Written 17 May 2022
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genibre69
London, UK3,210 contributions
Solo
Incredibly beautiful place. The free phone audioguide (via an app downloaded by the front desk via the free Wifi) is incredibly detailed and helpful to understand the history and sites. Whilst photos are not allowed- with no clear explanation why- I snuck some. Dinging one star for the no photo policy. I bought a ticket under the multipass option: this, the cathedral, two monasteries, for €17.
Written 24 March 2022
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JUDITH0607
Lake Worth, FL15 contributions
This chapel also had the most exquisite alterpiece. And to see not only the mausoleums of Isabelle and Ferdinand were beautiful but the actual coffins were viewable.
Written 11 March 2022
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dmaccallum63
London, UK556 contributions
Couples
Steeped in the historical pivot point for this region this chapel built for the tombs of Isabella and Ferdinand is a must see. Lots to see and experience and thankfully no photo policy to stop annoying selfie merchants disrespecting a tomb.
The actual coffins are also on display below the tomb. All very beautiful
Written 9 March 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada3,770 contributions
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. Ferdinand died in 1516, a year before it was finished. The Lonja has a beautiful wooden ceiling. There is an equally beautiful brass gate before the crypt area, the retablo mayor completing the elegance of the place. Vestments and religious art complete the tour before ending in a small gift shop. Entry was 5 euros, a separate admission from the cathedral. No photos could be taken inside. QR codes got you ample information of the solemn but stunning site.
Written 3 November 2021
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,706 contributions
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 number of photos posted here being actually of the Cathedral not the Capilla. And the Capilla does not now allow any internal photography.
An historic church with two very impressive marble tombs in front of a huge carved and decorated altar. All governed by the no photo and videos rule. That rule has its place, flashes on phones mostly damaging colourings. But here the marble tombs are lit with a dozen spotlights. The altar with more. A side chapel with dozens more individual paintings, each brightly lit. So why the no photos rule? Why not just no flash rule? So don't expect memories to easily look back on. I’m not sure I should add this, as encouraging visitors to other locations could spoil them, but far far better internally, with photographs allowed, within 600 metres are the phenomenal Basilica de San Juan de Jesus and Real Monasterio de San Jeronimo.
Written 11 October 2021
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fssutton1
Charleston, SC814 contributions
I think this is also a must do if you are into European churches etc. Adjacent to the Cathedral but requires a separate payment.
Written 25 September 2021
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