King's College Chapel, Cambridge

4.6
Religious Site · Educational Site
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to King's College Chapel by using our Cambridge trip planning site.
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  • Visited with the family today booking online at the gate. Beautiful place and fantastic staff telling us all the amazing history.  more »
  • We booked tickets in advance and were in awe of the workmanship displayed by the builders of this wonderful chapel. The ceiling is the best I have seen and to realise it was built in 3 years, by...  more »
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  • We went to Chapel during our Cambridge university tour. Great architecture in a silent place. The colourful desinged window glass is awesome. Highly recommend to visit.
  • Was able to attend "Evensong" here and was blown away by the beautiful sound of the choir. It was difficult to hear the readings and prayers (anything not sung by the choir). I don't know if they didn't use the microphones, they were broken, or just don't have any - but that was a bummer. The guides they provided seemed to be more of a distraction/disruption to the service than an assistance. I would just listen next time as opposed to trying to follow along. Sadly, they don't allow pictures once the inside (during Evensong anyway),
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