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Real Chancilleria

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Address: Plaza Nueva s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
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+34 958 24 21 00
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The Real Chancillería (High Court) presents an elegant interior courtyard...

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.

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Beautiful Building

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

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

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Northop Hall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

While a beautiful building and as have others have pointed out a great backdrop for photographs I do think they missed out on an opportunity when the court is not in use. On approaching the building it's made clear that unless you have business there it's not open to the public. This is disappointing as from what is visible of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

It does not appear that tourists can enter - since there are guards at the entrance. This is an impressive building from an architecture standpoint. They used to judge people inside and then execute them outside.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

I never saw it open but the building dominates Plaza Nueva and makes a beautiful backdrop for photographs.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 934 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I did not enter inside the Real Chancilleria, in fact I am not sure what it's opening policy is or whether there even is public entry, but from the outside this building at the Plaza Nueva in old town Granada is certainly austerely impressive. Dating from 1530 it was built as part of the futile attempt to Christianize Granada's Moorish... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

The Real Chancilleria was built between 1531 and 1587. Carlos I ordered this building to be constructed for the courts of justice in Granada. The architect was Francisco del Castillo el Mozo. This building is one of the most elegant public buildings in Granada.

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