With surprises around every winding turn, Granada’s narrow streets, lush gardens, and grand historic monuments reverberate with the city's Islamic past and medieval Renaissance. From flamenco in a cave to a sunrise hot-air balloon ride, here are a few ideas for a 2-day itinerary.
Royal Chapel of Granada (Capilla Real)
Off Gran Vía de Colón, Granada, Spain
As two of Granada’s most notable architectural landmarks, the Cathedral and Royal Chapel feature in many guided sightseeing tours of the city. Those interested in learning more about the political and religious significance of the buildings, as well as their architectural and artistic details, can take an in-depth guided tour led by a professional art historian.
Private tour Interior of the Cathedral and Royal Chapel of Granada
$118.75 per adult
The tour was great! Our guide was...
The tour was great! Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of details that were interesting. Also, her English was good!
Deena P, Jul 2017
Things to Know Before You Go
The Cathedral and Royal Chapel are must-sees for anyone hoping to better understand Granada’s tumultuous religious history.
You can opt for a private and or group tour.
Both the Cathedral and Royal Chapel charge entrance fees for cultural visits.
Remember to dress respectfully—these are active places of worship.
How to Get There
The cathedral complex, including the Royal Chapel, is located in the historic city center. Get there by taking the LAC city bus (C1, C2, SN1, or SN4) or by taxi.
When to Get There
The cathedral and chapel are both open daily, with reduced hours on Sundays. The facilities are closed to sightseers during daily mass, though worshipping visitors are welcome to attend. Both the Taking of Granada (January 2) and Columbus Day (October 12) are celebrated at the Royal Chapel.
When visiting the Royal Chapel of Granada, don’t miss the ecclesiastical museum within. The collection highlights the religious devotion of Spain’s monarchs through a series of religious paintings, garments, and objects.
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