Real Chancilleria
Real Chancilleria
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The Real Chancillería (High Court) presents an elegant interior courtyard designed by Diego de Siloé. Built at the same time as the surrounding Plaza Nueva during the 1530s, its austere Renaissance façade suited its purpose as a prison and house of justice. Two galleries flank the courtyard -- the lower one featuring half-barrel arches supported by marble Doric columns and the upper one a stone balustrade and cornice decorated by carved stone leaves. A dungeon under the main staircase is where the executioner used to await the court's decisions. Admission: free
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,075 contributions
Dec 2019
The capital of Andalusia is Seville, but the high court of the Autonomous community is located in Granada. This is unlikely to interest tourists, but the building itself is of undoubted interest. This is the most iconic building in the style of mannerism in Granada. The court itself was organized by order of Queen Isabella of Castile, but work began only in 1505, a year after her death. The building itself began to be built only on the orders of Isabella's grandson Charles V (in Spain, Charles I) in 1531, and was completed under his great-grandson-formally the first king of Spain, Philip II in 1587. The facade was designed by the architect Francisco del Castillo el Mozo, the sculptor Alonso Hernández and the Mason Martín Díaz de Navarrete.
Written November 21, 2020
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Fabiandaza
Bogota, Colombia23 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Just a few meters to my hotel this building deserves a stop to admire arquitecture. Is free and you will not spend roo much time for it
Written April 11, 2017
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland29,840 contributions
Mar 2023
This majestic building is located in Plaza Nueva. It is currently home to the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia.

The building was erected by the Catholic Monarchs, who after conquering Granada, moved the former court of justice from Ciudad Real to Granada in 1505.

The Real Chancilleria de Granada was the high court for administering justice over Andalusia, New Castile, Extremadura, the Canary Islands, and Murcia.
Written April 1, 2023
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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK449 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
This beautiful building is situated in the heart of the bustling Plaza Nuevo. You get impressive views of the Alhambra up on the hill.
Written January 3, 2020
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Dutch-Mikey
Le Havre, France1,146 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Remember, this is the courts. So if you are not in awe about the law, coming here to hear your sentencing will make you believe..

The building is very imposing and regal. Worth a visit when visiting the area.
Written April 10, 2019
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Ishootforthegram
Hollywood, FL439 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Beautiful exterior design, and a grand courtyard. Visiting in November with not many crowds makes everything more enjoyable. I’m not sure if you can enter to peek around as the doors remain closed
Written November 23, 2018
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acorna
Vilnius, Lithuania4,429 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
This outstanding building in Plaza Nueva definitely attracts attention. This renaissance style palace was made royal chancery by the emperor Charles V and is performing practically the same duties now, as the High Court of Andalusia resides there. Impossible to miss if on Plaza Nueva and walking towards Darro river.
Written March 21, 2018
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June A
Surrey, UK2,490 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
I didn't even know what this building was until I saw a picture of it on here and realised it was the High Court. It is an imposing and very attractive building in an otherwise pedestrianised square lined with shops and restaurants seemingly catering to tourists. The West African handbag sellers that line the square had better watch out as they may well find themselves here on trial!
Written March 18, 2018
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ab2pcs
scotland24,254 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
A very impressing building and is The High Court of Andalusia, and is the highest court of Andalusia, a very imposing building
Written March 9, 2018
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Phayao13
Stockholm, Sweden3,634 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
The Mannerist-style façade of the Chancilleria is an exceptional contribution to public architecture during the reign of Philip II.A symbol of Christian Granada.Beautiful square outside
Written January 6, 2018
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