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“Very interesting building”

King's College Chapel
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$118.74*
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Oxford and Cambridge Tour from London
Ranked #1 of 159 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: This imposing English Gothic structure was built between 1446 and 1515, and is the site where many great scholars were educated.
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very interesting building”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

The decoration style of King's college chapel is not consistent. Apparently when they started, the king wanted it to be simple, then came other kings continuing the work, they forgot about that, it got decorated more and more extravagant. Because it was built by the kings involved in the War of Roses, it got quite a lot stories. In addition, it's roof is one of the favourites of Cambridge night climber. I went in with a guide so I got to hear all the history. Didn't see any video guide. One side of the chapel, there is a long series of small rooms with exhibition about the history of the kings who started, continued and finally finished building the chapel. It's well worth looking.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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“A must see”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went in for evensong
Was a great service and singing.
Was beautiful inside
I will go again sometime soon

Visited July 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“A quick visit”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

The place is grand but I do feel a bit of more tourism assistance will be appreciated. Like the fact that the place has a strong Christian bent to it (as it should).

Visited December 2013
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Free organ recital was beautiful along with its stunning architecture.”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

A-must-visit spot in Cambridge. Free organ recital was beautiful along with its stunning architecture. Check the officical cites to attend the mass or recital! it is free!

Visited May 2014
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Norwich, Norfolk
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“Stunning”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Well worth paying to go in. Absolutely stunning architecture and gardens with a wealth of history too . Take a gentle stroll and drink it all in !

Visited May 2014
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