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  • Address: off Gran Vía de Colón, Granada, Spain
  • Hours: Winter: 10:15am - 1:30pm and 4pm - 7:30pm. Summer: 10:15am - 1:30pm and 4pm - 7:30pm. Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Open for worship only at 9:30am mass
  • Admission: € 3.50

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Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real)

Situated side by side, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) together make an impressive monument to the power of Christian monarchs. The cathedral was begun in the early 16th century, and even though it didn’t achieve its full intended glory (it lacks, for instance, two immense planned towers), it’s still an impressive feat of Gothic-Renaissance magnificence. There are paintings by Ribera and El Greco and, in the main chapel, carvings of Ferdinand and Isabel kneeling in prayer. 

The Royal Chapel is built in the Isabelline style, a flamboyant version of Gothic, and was finished in 1517. Ferdinand and Isabel, who commissioned the chapel as their mausoleum, died before its completion, so their remains had to be housed elsewhere for a time before moving to the chapel. They rest there today beneath their marble monuments, along with several of their relatives.

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As well as paying tribute to the remains of the famous monarchs, you can gaze on their belongings in the Sacristy Museum, which contains the queen’s devotional paintings, jewelery box and crown, and the king’s sword.

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Private Tour: Royal Chapel Visit in Granada, Granada, null

Private Tour: Royal Chapel Visit in Granada

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Uncover Granada’s rich and diverse history on this 2.5-hour, private tour. With an expert local guide at your side, meander through vibrant Granada Old ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.77
2-Day Granada Tour from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Access to Alhambra Palace and Arabian ... 

2-Day Granada Tour from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Access to Alhambra Palace and Arabian Baths

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Discover Granada’s gems over two scenic, relaxing days on this tour from Seville. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace and the ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $239.06
Scooter Rental in Granada, Granada, Multi-day Tours

Scooter Rental in Granada

Rent a scooter in Granada and explore the charming Andalucian city at your own pace! With a helmet, lock and map included plus a choice of durations ranging ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $25.04

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