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.
Royal Chapel of Granada Reviews
It's an amazing setting and a unique opportunity to walk past the elaborate sarcophagus of both King and Queen and then descend the stairs underneath for a perfect view of their relatively plain coffi... more »
Nunca es malo volver a los sitios, me gusto la primera vez y la repetición más. Volveré seguro próximamente more »It's never bad to go back to the sites, I liked the first time and the repetition more. I'll be back for sure coming back
This chapel is full of History and the artwork displayed has been very well conserved. The audio guide is free and has a input for your private headphone 🎧. I'd recommend to bring your own to make the tour more convenient. Pictures are forbidden and this is very good like this.
While the Royal Chapel is historically significant, I was not as dazzled as I expected. It is an impressive Gothic church. But visually it will not blow you away. The altar and coffins of the monarchs are close to stunning though. The one thing that really stood out was the Crown and scepter of the founding monarch of Spain, that is some 500 years old. I got the audio guide and found it poor. It was information overload, dry and difficult to follow.
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