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Granada Royal Chapel
Capilla Real Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Granada's Royal Chapel (the Capilla Real) can be found adjacent to the Cathedral, just off the Gran Via in central Granada. It was commissioned by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain; Queen Isabel of Castille & King Ferdinand of Aragon. Built between 1504 & 1521 it was to be both their burial site & the site for Spanish monarchs to be laid to rest from then on; though the latter did not happen as intended.
The chapel was the last Gothic church to be built in Spain; as Isabel & Ferdinand preferred that style over the more modern Renaissance architecture of the day. It was built on the site of a large Mosque; so large in fact that the Royal Chapel, Cathedral, & two other buildings share the spot it once occupied.
Staying near the Royal Chapel
There is a wealth of accommodation around the Royal Chapel area. Those interested in finding out about/booking a hotel online may do so using the below links.
The Cedran hotel is located in a much sought after spot just 100 metres from the city's Cathedral
The Mulhacen hotel is conveniently located 400 metres from the Cathedral & the main shopping zone
The Macia Gran Via hotel is located in the centre of Granada, adjacent to the Cathedral & to the Royal Chapel
The Macia Monasterio de los Basilios hotel is a unique offering with the hotels reception rooms housed in a 17th century monastery
The AC Palacio de Santa Paula is housed in a fully renovated building that was once a convent; it comes complete with is own cloister
Granada Tourist Office
Telephone +34 958 225217
Fax +34 958 223174
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