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Capilla Real, Granada: 16 reviews and 39 photos

  Capilla Real
by call_me_rhia

The Capilla Real is the Royal Chapel which houses the remains of several Spanish Monarchs, in particular those of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, who had previously been buried in the church at the Alhambra.

It was 1504 when the couple decided that Granada would be their final resting place, so they decided to have a Royal Chapel built for them. Construction works, in Gothic style, started immediately but Isabella died in 1516, a year before the Chapel was completed, and she was then buried at the Alhambra.

In the chapel, beside their mortal remains, you can also find the bodies of their heirs, Joanna I and Philip I. Other Royal remains are those of Prince Michael and Empress Isabella with her children Ferdinand and John.

Photography is not allowed in the Chapel, but noone is really watching... so be carweful and don't use flash.

Address: Oficios 3
Directions: Cathedral
Phone: + 34 958 227 848
Website: http://www.capillarealgranada.com/

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2008
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