Royal Chapel of Granada in Granada, Spain - Encircle Photos

Royal Chapel of Granada in Granada, Spain

The second cousins Isabella and Ferdinand were teenagers when they wed in 1469. During their 35 year marriage, they unified Spain. Queen Isabella I wanted a marvelous church built in Granada to be her final resting place. In 1504 – a few months before she died – she hired the talented architect Enrique Egas to create an architectural masterpiece. The result is the Royal Chapel of Granada. The façade is a flamboyant blend of Islamic, Gothic and Mudéjar elements. The design style is named Isabelline in honor of the queen. Capilla Real de Granada was finished in 1521, five years after the death of Ferdinand II. The highlight inside are the marble mausoleums of the Catholic Monarchs.


Capilla Real de Granada, Calle Oficios, 18001 Granada, Spain


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