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Review of Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real)

Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real)
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Historical Granada Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #13 of 208 things to do in Granada
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Owner description: 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.
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Beautiful and amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

It was huge, everywhere you are in the neighborhood you're right next to its walls.
Beautifully constructed from the outside to the inside, what a tomb!!!!! White marble and twin organs to play classical pieces while they lay there resting their bones; way to go Isabel and Fernando!!!!! Didn't know Juana la Loca was also buried here. Lots of history of the past are depicted here like the wooden panels one of which shows the moors were being baptized...

Amazing, people (men, women, teenagers and children) are still going to church and celebrate Easter with such a solemn and passionate procession pageants in the South.
We live in Barcelona, north of Spain, we see only a few old women attending Sunday mass while their husbands are still sleeping or at bars waiting for them to get out to go for a walk together.

Visited April 2012
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A little disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

The cathedral was no so busy as othe rcathedrals we have visited int he past. It seemed very dirty and dull, cold and un frienfly. I wouldn't visit again as I felt it was not maintained and kept as it should be. Was very disappointed. When we got to the front of the queue of the royal Chapel we were told they were shutting so never got past the pay desk!

Visited April 2012
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“Royal chapel is a hoot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

This building was constructed by Ferdinand and Isabella to house their remains (as well as their daughter and son in law) and apparently cost 1/4 of their fortunes to construct. Amazing to see such a self-focused shrine to someone. Attached museum has some great objects, as well as chapel itself. We skipped the cathedral and focused here.

Visited April 2012
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Lima, Peru
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“Spectacular but poorly organized”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Both buildings are fascinating and full of artwork. The audio guide is quite good for the Cathedral but the numbers don't match the plan and sometimes they talk about external features which you cannot see with the guide. Par for the course in Spain.

Visited April 2012
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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“Worth a quick look”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Look as a European this is not that old and I'm not that religious so it took up half and hour and cost 4 euros each to visit the chapel and a further 4 for the cathedral. Would I do it again, probably not. But if you are from the new world or were religious then I am sure that it would be great. I mean I once visited historic downtown Torrance in CA that must have been 25 years old!

Visited April 2012
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