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Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real)

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Address: Plaza de la Lonja | Gran Via de Colon, 5, Granada, Spain
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+34 958 22 29 59
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A rich display of the fabulous treasures belonging to the Spanish monarchy,...

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.

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Like many cathedrals, the scale is impressive, but there is not much else to report. Just muse on the wealth of the Catholic church.

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like many cathedrals, the scale is impressive, but there is not much else to report. Just muse on the wealth of the Catholic church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A magnificently cathedral packed with great art and very well presented. Definitely Worth the entry fee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit and it was good to see that parts of the chapel has had restoration work done - which further reveals the art works. The small entry fee is worth it, even though you can't take pictures inside the chapel. The room displaying the artefacts from the monarchs is strangely moving. However, the lack of in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This can be visited in an hour. It was neat to be able to see the burial place of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. There are other historical things to see here as well.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Cathedral was built instead of the Mosque as a symbol of Reconquista. The Royal Chapel with Fernando II, the King of Aragon (defeated the Islamic state in Granada) and Isabella I, the Queen of Castile (sponsored Columbus sailing to America) is a remarkable tomb of Catolic Monarchs.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was built on the site of the former Great Mosque. It has an imposing interior with several beautiful chapels. The royal chapel is the burial place of the Catholic kings and is adjacent to th cathedral. Queen Isabel's silver crown, king Ferdinand's gold-hilted sword, masterpiece paintings are the must see.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church rivals any of the big cathedrals in Italy. We only had a small window to visit, but it was amazing, and wish I had more time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is huge and beautiful! Is it a must-see? No, but why not if you're in Granada? Outside in the plaza, musicians and artists take turns there to perform. Two separate musicians play an unusual instrument called the "hang" that produces some of the most ethereal music we've ever heard. The Royal Chapel has a separate entrance/fee and houses... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was extremely impressed with the Cathedral, especially with the acompanying audio-guide. The guide can move a bit quickly and without warning at some stages, but overal, the visit was a pleasure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful tombs of Isabel and Ferdinand and Juana and Philip, and a really beautiful chapel around it. Also has a side chapel with artifacts from that era including paintings, robes, and objects of state. Definitely worth it, though particularly recommend going in the morning right when it opens.

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