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Royal Chapel of Granada

Royal Chapel of Granada: Our most recommended tours and activities

Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces & Gardens

1. Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces & Gardens

Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to the Alhambra, Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba, and Generalife Gardens. Hear all about the history and culture of Granada from your guide. Meet your guide at the Alhambra to join this walking tour around Granada. First, access the Alhambra and admire the medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation.  Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which started life as a walled citadel before becoming the opulent seat of Granada's Nasrid emirs. Continue to the Alcazaba, a fortress, one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra, and explore the stunning Vermilion Towers (Torres Bermejas).  Immerse yourself in the Alcazaba. Make sure you take a photo a the top of the cliff, as you will capture the view of the Albaicín neighborhood. Next up, visit the Nasrid Palaces. See the Moorish-style courtyards, reception halls, and royal quarters are at the heart of the Alhambra.  Listen as your guide tells you all about the antique wooden ceilings, brightly colored tiles, and history of this beautiful mansion built for the Spanish Muslim rulers.  Lastly, visit the Generalife Gardens, which used to be a leisure place for the kings of Granada to get away from the official affairs of the palace. End the day on a high and relax and chill in the gardens. Admire the magnificent architecture, fascinating decorations, gardens, fountains, and courtyards.

Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

2. Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

An in depth insight into the Christian history of Granada, including the Encarnación Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. The tour also includes a trip to the Arabic Baths from the XI century, some the oldest in Granada. These baths hold great cultural significance due to their complete preservation, and their being one of the few places that were not destroyed by the Catholic Kings. The tour concludes by passing through the historical center, visiting 'La Madraza', the first university that was created by Yusuf I.

Granada: Cathedral and/or Royal Chapel Tour

3. Granada: Cathedral and/or Royal Chapel Tour

If the Alhambra is the highlight of the Muslim side of Granada, the Cathedral is the heart of the Christian city. On this 90-minute walking tour with a Spanish-speaking guide you’ll begin with a visit to the Cathedral, built on the site of a mosque by Queen Isabella after the conquest of Granada. Admire this masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance style, with its impressive façades and stunning interior that includes a grand altar and several chapels. Carlos V, always respectful of the memory of his ancestors, ensured that the Cathedral was built in accordance with the desires of the Catholic kings. Continue on to the Royal Chapel, which is surrounded by the Granada Cathedral, the Church of Sagrario and the Madraza Palace. Built between 1505 and 1517 in the Isabelline Gothic style, the Chapel was dedicated to St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. You can pay your respects to those buried here, including Catholic monarchs, Joanna of Castile and her husband, Philip I of Castile.

Granada: Royal Chapel, Cathedral and Monastery of San Jerón

4. Granada: Royal Chapel, Cathedral and Monastery of San Jerón

With this combined tour, you can enjoy the three most characteristic monuments of Granada linked to the Catholic Monarchs and Emperor Carlos V. Start your tour at the Plaza Bib-Rambla where you will meet your friendly guide. From here, you'll enter the Royal Chapel, built for Isabel la Católica, who is buried next to Fernando de Aragón. After discovering its splendid marble tombs and the rich collection of Flemish paintings personally owned by the queen, you will visit the Cathedral of Granada, built by Emperor Carlos V. This Cathedral was erected by the hands of the architect Diego de Siloé on the Alhama mosque, making it one of the first Renaissance works in the country. Finally, complete your experience with a visit to the splendid Monastery of San Jerónimo, built by the Catholic Monarchs to extol the military and heroic greatness of the Grand Captain, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba. Of particular note in this building is the main altar, where Gonzalo was buried, it is truly a sight to behold.

Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

5. Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

You will start in Plaza Nueva, admiring one of the constructions that changed the physiognomy of the city the most. You will also astonish yourself with the Real Chancillería, which was the highest court of appeal of the Corona de Castilla. Follow that, admire the Plaza Nueva, the church of Santa Ana, and the Pilar del Toro, each of them being a part of one of the most important places of today’s Granada. You will walk down the Darro riverbed to see the old Al-Funduq (Corral del Carbón), one of the few Muslim buildings of commercial use that are still preserved. Following that, stroll through its streets, visiting the old silk market where thousands of stalls will intoxicate your senses with their colors and smells. Later on you will visit the Madraza, founded by Yusuf I in 1349. You will then proceed to enter inside the Capilla Real, where the Reyes Católicos chose to be buried in order to leave a permanent reminder of the hard work they had to do to win this city back. Towards the latter end of your tour you will visit the cathedral, which began to be built by Emperor Charles V.

Granada: Alhambra Tour & Pass with Access to 10+ Attractions

6. Granada: Alhambra Tour & Pass with Access to 10+ Attractions

Explore the incredible Alhambra and its Nasrid Palaces at your own pace and discover more than 10 attractions also included with this package. -Alhambra tickets: discover one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world. Admire the architecture and gardens of the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces of Granada, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Explore all aspects of this treasured landmark and gain a greater understanding of its history and cultural importance. Discover the main fortification, the Alcazaba, and enjoy the fantastic views of the surrounding city of Granada from its watchtower, Torre de la Vela. Explore the Nasrid Palaces and wander through reception halls & royal quarters at the heart of the Alhambra. Admire the ornate Moorish design of the elegant interiors. Enter the Palace of Charles V and see the artwork and artifacts housed within a beautiful Renaissance-era building. Finally, wander through the tranquil gardens of the Generalife and hear the sounds of running water from the beautiful fountains. -Guided tour of Albayzin and Sacromonte. Enjoy the most well-known neighborhoods of Granada with our official guides and don't miss the must-see viewpoints! -Other attractions. The city of Granada offers much more than just the Alhambra, don't miss them: Cathedral, Royal Chapel, Cartuja Monastery, San Jerónimo Monastery, Science Park Museum, Zafra’s House, Cuarto Real, Sacromonte Abbey, Casa de los Tiros Museum, Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeological Museum. -Transport to move around. This pass also includes 9 tickets to use the local buses to go easily everywhere. Please notice the date you select is valid to visit the Alhambra, check with Discovering Spain the exact time. Check availability for the other attractions included in your package

Granada: Private Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

7. Granada: Private Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet your guide at a meeting place predetermined by you prior to the day. From there you will travel to the Royal Chapel of Granada, which is a final resting place of the magnificent kings of Spain, Queen Isabella, and her husband King Ferdinand. You will then advance towards Granada Cathedral, which is one of the biggest cathedrals in all of Spain and a significant representative symbol of the presence of Christianity in the country. Following this you travel to Alcaiceria, where you will be able to stroll around a Muslim Medieval market place for 15 minutes. Towards the end of your tour you will visit Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, a monument that commemorates the meeting of Queen Isabella with Cristopher Columbus.

Granada: Walking Tour of the Cathedral and Albaicin

8. Granada: Walking Tour of the Cathedral and Albaicin

Discover the Cathedral and Royal Chapel of Granada as well as the Albaicin and Sacromonte neighborhoods on a guided walking tour. Learn about and visit the Royal Chapel, the Mausoleum of the Catholic Monarchs and some of their descendants, and the monumental center around the cathedral. In the afternoon, you will visit the old Arab city, which is now the Albaicín neighborhood and the most flamenco neighborhood in Spain. Check out the famous caves of the flamenco tablaos, the Sacromonte.

Granada: Essential Must-Do Walking Tour

9. Granada: Essential Must-Do Walking Tour

Embark on a historical tour of Granada and learn how this beautiful city transformed from the Islamic period to the Christian period. The walking tour takes you through the streets of the historical city center to discover the town before and after the Islamic conquest. Start in the heart of the city, beside the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. Later the tour enters the heart of the Albaycín, which is full of tea shops, churches, narrow streets, monuments, and many secrets. Your expert guide will describe the important historical facts of Granada, covering the Catholic Monarchs, Charles V, The Alhambra, the Moorish tragedy, the urban and water infrastructure, and The Cármenes of Granada.

Granada: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Panoramic City Views

10. Granada: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Panoramic City Views

Explore the streets of Granada with a local guide and discover the beautiful sights of the historic city center and Albaicin area. Visit the best viewpoint for panoramic views of the city and the iconic Alhambra. Learn about the city's history and hear interesting local legends as you wander the cobbled streets and take in its incredible diverse architecture. Visit the main sights of the city center such as the Bib Rambla Square, and the streets of the Alcaiceria, the old silk market. See the magnificent architecture of the Cathedral, one of the most important buildings of the Spanish Renaissance.  Walk around the city's medieval past in the Albaicin neighborhood, the old Arab quarter of Granada, and see Paseo de los Tristes, Placeta de la Victoria, Carvajales viewpoint. The neighborhood was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 due to its particular character. Visit the viewpoint Mirador of San Nicolas, the most iconic viewpoint in Granada, a spectacular view of the Alhambra, the Generalife, the city at its feet, and the magnificent Sierra Nevada right behind. Throughout this tour, you will discover the diverse architecture of Granada, the vast influence of the Muslim empire, and the immense display of the Christian art established after the Catholic Monarchs took over the city. You will also learn about the history and mysteries of Granada, telling tales of local cult legends of its hidden corners. 

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What people are saying about Royal Chapel of Granada

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4.6 / 5

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Very good tour with Havi as our guide. Very informative and brought the various buildings to life. My partner had visited before without a guide and found this visit a Hugh improvement. Pretty chilly (5 degrees Celsius- it’s was December), so do wrap up warm. Don’t bother with the coffee from the machine in the souvenir shop, even if it is free as part of the tour - the worst coffee of the 10 days we spent in Spain!

The Alhambra is enormous, so prepare yourself for a lot of walking much walking and climbing up and down stairs. For this septuagenarian knees were not thrilled with the tour but the rest of me was. The scope and size of the Alhambra is overwhelming, but our excellent guide paced the tour and presented the whole compound it to give a full feeling of the architectural wonder that it is.

Wonderful experience! Small group, interesting context and facts about the Alhambra. Guide was gracious, informative and able to answer all questions! Also, able to bypass some of the long lines and planned route avoided some of the crowds. Much appreciated! All in all, well worth the price.

Great tour of the Alhambra, very informative and lifesaver because we didn't realize things bet booked way in advance in winter

super great guide, fluent English and specific introductions, very experienced and highly recommend