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Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real)

Plaza de la Lonja | Gran Via de Colon, 5, Granada, Spain
958-22-29-59
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Ranked #21 of 108 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
Owner description: A rich display of the fabulous treasures belonging to the Spanish monarchy, from the royal jewels to the ornate tombs of Queen Isabella and King... more » Owner description: A rich display of the fabulous treasures belonging to the Spanish monarchy, from the royal jewels to the ornate tombs of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. « less
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We've been to Granada four times previously but this the first time visiting the Royal Chapel. We were disappointed that photos are prohibited, but were still glad we saw the crypt. It doesn't take a very long time to visit the chapel.

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Kenley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

(this is about the Capilla Real, no the cathedral) The Capilla Real is a “Royal Chapel” built to house the mortal remains of Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand II, monarchs who presided over both military success and human rights violations on a grand scale. The chapel is definitely worth seeing. Not for nothing is it one of the tourist... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very impressive and large inside, 4 euros worth the entrance fee, spent about 45 minutes visiting. Must see when in Granada. Spain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The cathedral inside is full of massive white columns and an amazing main altar with a massive silver tabernacle. The whole building is full of light and is very peaceful. Charles I (the Holy Roman Emperor) has the place built and was going to be buried there halfway up the church so that he would be nearer to God. Unfortunately... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A wonderful sight, truly beautiful. Well worth a visit, even at 4 Euros. As mentioned by another reviewer, running the gauntlet of the gypsies outside was daunting, we passed by several times and learnt to look very stony when passing.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is the place where Ferdinand and Isabella are interred. I am not sure the cost was value for money, however I would not miss the opportunity. No photos are allowed, which I respected but was disappointed at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

beauty and overwhelming history. It is worthwhile and very interesting to visit and see the tombs of the catholic kings of Spain. The Cathedral and the Royal Chapel are very close to each other but have different entrances and also different prices. But do not miss a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There are two sites on TripAdvisor for Granada Cathedral – one on its own and this one coupled with the Capilla Real. When doing your research, make sure you check both. My review of Granada Cathedral alone is on the other TripAdvisor listing with some of the photos I took too. A separate ticket is required for the Capilla Real... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

For a city that is so clearly beautiful because of its old, Islam-inspired style, this catholic space is impressive. It's almost squished in between modern buildings, and the chapel has a separate entrance. We saw the interesting tombs and wandered throughout the space with a guide.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Maybe I would have loved it if it had been the first Cathedral I saw on my trip. Unfortunately, I'd seen too many and they had started to become a big blur of overdone religious art. The Royal Chapel was a bit more interesting, because of the dead bodies, but otherwise it wasn't much to see. Please note that it's... More

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