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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 #20 of 104 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our museum tour ticket says: "Real Capilla de Granada, Cripta y museo de los Reyes Catolicos" (and it cost 4 Euros each. Website is www.capillarealgranada.com. The big cathedral is a separate access; it is in the vicinity but it was the final resting place of Ferdinand and Isabella we wanted to see. In all actuality, the Queen's name is Isabel.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After getting over the strangeness (to us) of a cathedral completely surrounded by buildings (we'd come to Granada from Sevilla, where the cathedral sits majestically on its own square), my niece and I enjoyed visiting the Granada Cathedral and Capilla Real for the ties to the Catholic monarchs. The highlight for me was getting to see the actual coffins of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stopped to see the Royal Chapel and thought it was worthwhile. The history was interesting and the tombs were marvelously ornate.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Royal Chapel in Granada's cathedral, which houses the mortal remains of the couple who unified Spain under one monarchy-Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Argon was glorious. You need to see this cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great place to stop if you enjoy church architecture and history. I'm always curious to visit such places and imagine the past. You can certainly do so here while learning about Spanish royals. Definitely on the list of places to see in Granada.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Cathedral and Royal Chapel are both very beautiful. The cathedral seemed to me to be an architectural wonder. The only negative is that you have to pay separate (i.e. double) admission fees.

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Fortaleza, CE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The royal chapel is a little part of the cathedral but with a different entrance to charge you more for the visit. The interior has two altars and the mausoleum of four kings and queens.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went in a half our before closing time and the ticket agent was rude, so we decided to come back later. The next day we had some extra time after visiting the Alhambra, so we headed there. It was closed for siesta.

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