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Granada Cathedral & Capilla Real

Visit the Cathedral of Granada & The Royal Chapel 'Capilla Real'

Granada cathedral

Visit the Cathedral of Granada? Tips and tickets for the Granada Cathedral with the adjacent Royal Chapel 'Capilla Real'.

Info & Tickets Catedral de Granada

Address: Calle Gran Vía de Colón, 5 Granada
  • Granada cathedral tickets: € 6
  • Students up to 25 years: € 4.50
  • 0 to 12 years: free entrance cathedral
  • Combo ticket 'Cathedral, Royal Chapel & 3 Monasteries' € 25 (book your combo ticket)
  • Monday to Saturday: opening hours 10:00 - 18:15
  • Sunday and public holidays: opening hours 15:00 - 18:15
  • On December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 it will be closed

Granada Cathedral and the Capilla Real

The cathedral of Granada is dedicated to the Virgin of the Incarnation. This grand 16th century church largely dates back to the Renaissance and is 115 metres long and 67 metres wide. The Capilla Real, the Royal burial chapel, abuts the cathedral and can be visited separately.

History Cathedral of Granada

The cathedral's construction was started in 1501 by order of the Catholic royal couple, after Granada had been retaken from the Arabs by the Christians in 1492. The cathedral was built on the former site of a mosque and the burial chapel for the kings was completed first. For a time, the old mosque served as a cathedral. The following decades, the cathedral was built in Renaissance style and finally put to use in 1561. Afterwards, the necessary changes and additions have occurred, such as the Baroque dome church Iglesia del Sagrario in the place of the planned second tower. For nearly 200 years, various architects laboured on the build of this cathedral, making the cathedral of Granada a mix of Renaissance and Gothic styles.

The most original and important part of the cathedral of Granada is the round presbytery in Renaissance style, which is surrounded by a series of chapels. The cathedral's nave is a combination of Renaissance and Gothic style, in which the two large gilded 18th century organs stand out.

Capilla RealFacade of Granada Cathedral
cathedral in granadaInside the church

Capilla Real - Royal Chapel of Granada

Info & Tickets Royal Chapel 'Capilla Real Granada'

  • Tickets: € 6
  • Up to 12 years: free / 65+ and students: € 4.50
  • Combo ticket 'Cathedral, Royal Chapel & 3 Monasteries' € 25 (book your combo ticket)
Opening hours
  • Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 18:30
  • Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00
  • Closed: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1

Next to the cathedral is the Royal burial chapel (Capilla Real) form 1517 with the mausoleum of the Catholic royal couple Ferdinand and Isabella, Juana la Loca and Felipe el Hermoso. The later kings, however, were buried in the monastery El Escorial nearby Madrid. In the sacristy of this chapel, you can now find a collection of art objects that once belonged to queen Isabella.

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