Royal Chapel of Granada
Royal Chapel of Granada
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural BuildingsReligious Sites
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Chapel of the Catholic Kings was conceived as a burial site intimately linked to the Cathedral, but without merging with its architecture. It is built with a single nave, an octagonal presbytery preceded by bleachers, a transept with little development and a choir at its feet, for the functions of a pantheon. As a funeral chapel none, in Spain, it excels in size. In it you can appreciate both its simplicity and its wealth thanks to the generous endowment of the queen. The Royal Chapel houses the mortal remains of Don Fernando de Aragón and Dona Isabel de Castilla (who were initially resting in the convent of San Francisco de la Alhambra), as well as those of Dona Juana I, Don Felipe and Infante Miguel. Under the tombs there is a small crypt of marked austerity, in which are deposited the real, lead coffins, identified by the initial of each name on the cover.
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  • Richard D
    9 contributions
    Remarkable marble tombs
    The carving of the marble tombs demonstrates remarkable craftsmanship and these are quite imposing. There is an downloadable audio tour. Interestingly this tour and the tour of the cathedral, left my wife with the impression that Isabella was "kind", when it fact she was responsible in part for the birth of the Spanish inquisition and brought to an end the 700 year period of Spain known as the Convivencia, when jews, muslims and christians live in relative, if not absolute, harmony.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 16 December 2022
  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,618 contributions
    A Gothic Catholic Church
    This Gothic Catholic church is located in the centre, next to the Granada Cathedral. It’s very popular for tourists. It's the funeral chapel of the Catholic Kings. Now a cultural monument. We wanted to visit it, but it was closed, so we saw it only outside. Nice building, it’s worth a photo.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 20 January 2023
  • YO_LOOK_AT_ME
    San Antonio, Texas2,911 contributions
    Very Interesting Chapel and Crypt
    The history of this chapel and the chapel itself was quite interesting and impressive. All the intricate detail, etc., was beautiful and enjoyable to see. The only drawback on this visit was no photography was allowed within the chapel. This was a bit disappointing, as there are a number of things I’d love to have been able to share with family upon return home.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 26 January 2023
  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
    Striking burial place for the Catholic Monarchs
    This building attached to Granada Cathedral is the final resting place of the Spanish monarchs, Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand. The stunning Isabelline-style building was constructed between 1505 and 1517. There is an entrance fee of 5 euros. The Cathedral has a free entrance.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 31 March 2023
  • Karin R
    Mission, Canada60 contributions
    Just OK
    We felt this site was over rated. You can see the whole thing in 20 minutes and everything is, of course, in Spanish. I believe there was an audio explanation available on your phone but my battery was running low. We also got ripped off thinking we had to buy tickets on line. They charged more than in person and you did not have to buy them on line. 5 euros at the door.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2023
  • aavct90
    Simsbury, Connecticut264 contributions
    Awesome Stop
    Fantastic quick stop in the heart of Granada. The artwork, artifacts and tombs themselves are absolutely stunning and it was nice to take in the incredible history of this place within 30 minutes time. There is a free audio tour if you don't know the history. Side note: there is no bathroom here.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 July 2023
  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada1,816 contributions
    Royal Chapel
    The Royal Chapel of Granada was built in the early 16th century. The admission fee was 5 euros. I didn’t think the Royal Chapel was that great, especially since I have seen so many churches and cathedrals in Spain. You can see the tombs of, Queen Isabella I of Castile, and her husband King Ferdinand II of Aragon, as well as Queen Joanna of Castile, and her husband, King Philip I of Castile.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Charles S
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom1,044 contributions
    Impressive Domed Chapel
    The 47 meter high domed chapel housing the royal tombs is attached to the Catedral Santa Maria de la Encarnacion with a separate entrance. It was an addition to the cathedral built in the early 16th century in late gothic style. It is full of artistic treasures including a 15th century painting by Botticelli. Worth a visit following the Cathedral.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Sally62
    Northampton, United Kingdom5,221 contributions
    Interesting
    Entry is included in the Granada Card which we had otherwise it is 5 euros to enter. It is attached to the cathedral and it holds the tombs of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. No photos are allowed in the chapel and staff aren't very friendly. Quite interesting.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 16 August 2023
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Gordon R
Bathgate, UK826 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyed the audio guide tour, allowing you to do the tour at your own pace and getting the history and spending time to take in the spended oppulance of this historic Royal chapel another superb historic site in the fabulous city of Granada.
Highly recommend and well worth the 5 euro entrance fee.
Written 5 December 2023
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Mdavey
Campbell, CA173 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
This was interesting to her to see the tombs of Isabel and Ferdinand, the great colonizers of the New World, who started the inquisition in Spain. There are lots of beautiful things, and their tombs are interesting to see, but you cannot take pictures.
Written 28 September 2023
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Sally62
Northampton, UK5,221 contributions
Sep 2022
Entry is included in the Granada Card which we had otherwise it is 5 euros to enter. It is attached to the cathedral and it holds the tombs of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. No photos are allowed in the chapel and staff aren't very friendly. Quite interesting.
Written 16 August 2023
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Charles S
Northamptonshire, UK1,044 contributions
Jun 2023
The 47 meter high domed chapel housing the royal tombs is attached to the Catedral Santa Maria de la Encarnacion with a separate entrance. It was an addition to the cathedral built in the early 16th century in late gothic style. It is full of artistic treasures including a 15th century painting by Botticelli. Worth a visit following the Cathedral.
Written 27 July 2023
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DamTom
Copenhagen, Denmark223 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Very good addition to the cathedral tour. Make sure you can buy entrance to several sitrs on the homepage. Otherwise it is 5 euro for each visit.
Written 22 July 2023
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,816 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
The Royal Chapel of Granada was built in the early 16th century. The admission fee was 5 euros. I didn’t think the Royal Chapel was that great, especially since I have seen so many churches and cathedrals in Spain. You can see the tombs of, Queen Isabella I of Castile, and her husband King Ferdinand II of Aragon, as well as Queen Joanna of Castile, and her husband, King Philip I of Castile.
Written 18 July 2023
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aavct90
Simsbury, CT264 contributions
Jun 2023
Fantastic quick stop in the heart of Granada. The artwork, artifacts and tombs themselves are absolutely stunning and it was nice to take in the incredible history of this place within 30 minutes time. There is a free audio tour if you don't know the history.
Side note: there is no bathroom here.
Written 6 July 2023
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Karin R
Mission, Canada60 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We felt this site was over rated. You can see the whole thing in 20 minutes and everything is, of course, in Spanish. I believe there was an audio explanation available on your phone but my battery was running low. We also got ripped off thinking we had to buy tickets on line. They charged more than in person and you did not have to buy them on line. 5 euros at the door.
Written 30 April 2023
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands858 contributions
Apr 2023
If you like history you must visit it, since it is the place where rests Isabella de Castilla. The grave is amazing but also the building is a masterpiece. The ticket is separated from the cathedral and it worth the visit.
Written 16 April 2023
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Felix G
17 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
The free audio guide (app for your smartphone) makes this chapel a very interesting place to visit. Unfortunately, the app tries to stream the audio file while causes some interruptions due to connectivity issues (it should simply downloaded the needed files for your selected language) but apart from that it provides a lot of interesting information giving this place an even better atmosphere.
Written 16 April 2023
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