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Cultural visits throughout the year, except during hours of worship and other religious celebrations. Visitors are advised of the possibility of unforeseen and unannounced schedule changes. Please confirm schedules prior to the visit.
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Buy tickets online to the Royal Chapel and visit the resting place of the Catholic Monarchs
Opening times of the Royal Chapel of Granada

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 14:00 and 15:00 to 19:00
Sundays and liturgical holidays: 11:00 to 14:00 and 15:00 to 19:00

 The touristic visit of the Royal Chapel of Granada is daily, except for three days: Good Friday, December 25th and January 1st. October 12: only in the afternoon from 15:00h.

Saturday, October 12: 15:00 - 18:30h.

Friday, November 1: from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Friday, November 1: from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Entrance fees and ticket prices for the Royal Chapel of Granada
  • - Individual: 5€
  • - Children: 0€
  • - Students / Other capacities less than 65%: 3.5€
Audio guide service included through an app
Visit rules

  • - Inside the Royal Chapel it is not allowed to take pictures or videos.
  • - During the liturgical acts, it is not allowed to visit the church.
  • - During the liturgical acts, it is not allowed to visit the interior of the temple for sightseeing.
  • - It is forbidden to drink beverages and consume food inside the church.
  • - It is necessary to keep silence and dress with decorum inside the temple.
  • - Please disconnect your cell phone out of respect for those who are in the Royal Chapel.
  • - Uncover your head when entering the temple.
  • - No smoking is allowed inside the temple.
  • - Smoking is not allowed on the premises.
  • - Pets are not allowed to enter the Royal Chapel except for guide dogs.
  • - The lesser ones must go to the Royal Chapel with their pets.
  • - The lesser ones must be properly accompanied by adults, do not allow them to run around the Temple.
  • - The visitor will be allowed to enter the Royal Chapel only with guide-dogs.
  • - The visitor will be responsible for maintaining order and cleanliness of the spaces, as well as to adopt a respectful behavior towards the heritage and museum elements.
  • - At all times will heed the indications of the Royal Chapel staff.
Buy online tickets to visit the Royal Chapel of Granada
Buy online tickets to visit the Royal Chapel of Granada
About Capilla Real de Granada

The Catholic Monarchs chose the city of Granada as a burial place, creating, by Royal Decree dated September 13, 1504, the Royal Chapel. It was built between 1505 and 1517 and dedicated to the Saints John, St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist.

History of the Royal Chapel of Granada

The set of buildings, consisting of the church, the sacristy and an entrance hall, began to be built in 1505 by Enrique Egas in Gothic style. Juan Gil de Hontañón, Juan de Badajoz el Viejo and Lorenzo Vázquez de Segovia were also involved in its construction. The chapel was conceived as an annex to the new cathedral that was to be built in Granada after the conquest and capitulation of the Nasrid Kingdom in 1492. However, both buildings are independent today, and their styles are different, because while the Royal Chapel presents forms of the late Gothic, the Cathedral of Granada was built according to the new Renaissance aesthetics.

The Royal Chapel Museum

The Museum was created in 1913. With the development of tourism in Spain in the second half of the 20th century it became one of the centers of tourist attraction of the city of Granada.

The exterior of the chapel follows the same model as the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo. It has side chapels, a nave in Gothic and ribbed vault. The choir can be seen at the foot with a carpanel arch and a choir loft.

On the way to the presbytery a preconceived lighting effect is created as an idea to symbolize the sun and light with justice (Albertian-neoplatonic sense). There is a hierarchy of the transept dedicated to mausoleum separated by a monumental decorated gate forged by Maestro Bartolomé.

In the center of the transept are the tombs of Isabella and Ferdinand, the work of the Italian artist Domenico Fancelli, and those of Joan and Philip, by the Spanish sculptor Bartolomé Ordóñez.

Mausoleum and crypts of the Catholic Monarchs

Undoubtedly, the greatest cultural interest of the Royal Chapel of Granada lies in the presence of the remains of the Catholic Monarchs. This monument was ordered to be built by Queen Isabella so that she could be buried after her death. Work began in 1505 and was completed in 1517.

Thus, in the centre of the chapel we can see a mausoleum dedicated to the kings Isabella and Ferdinand and, next to them, another dedicated to their daughter Juana and her husband Felipe. In them, we can see the representation of these four personalities on a large scale and carved in marble, accompanied by an outstanding decoration around them.

It is worth noting that, under these tombs, there is an austere crypt where we can see the royal coffins, made of lead. Here you can also find the coffin of Miguel de la Paz, grandson of the Catholic Monarchs.

You can now buy your ticket to the Royal Chapel online on the official website of the Archdiocese of Granada. Book your visit to this wonderful Christian monument today.

More information in: https://capillarealgranada.com
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