chapel Royale : Michelin's recommendations
The Catholic Monarchs had it built (1506-1521) in order to be buried in the town that was the origin of all their glory. A masterpiece of Isabeline Gothic both for the unity of style as well as the richness of its ornamentation, which is by Enrique Egas. Outside, notice the attractive pinnacles and the elegant crenellations which delineate the various levels. The lower crest is decorated with the letters Y and F, initials of the Catholic Monarchs. The Lonja is an elegant 16C plateresque monument in a rectangular plan on storeys. Heraldic elements decorate the inside consisting of a single nave unique and lateral chapels. There is a spectacular grill of Bartholomew of Jaén which closes in the transept and in which is the twin mausoleum of the Catholic Monarchs and of their daughter Juana the Mad and her husband Philip the Handsome The first, in Carrara marble, was created at Gênes in 1517 by the Tuscan Domenico Fancelli. In the shape of a pyramid, it is decorated with reliefs of the apostles and medallions. The second mausoleum is the work of Bartolomé Ordóñez (1519). Around the magnificent plateresque retable of the main altar (1520-1522), Felipe Vigarny has given the people an unbelievable energy and great expressiveness. The museum has exceptionally valuable historical objects : the crown and sceptre of Isabel the Catholic and the sword of Ferdinand of Aragon. You can also admire an extraordinary collection of works by Spanish, Flemish and Italian masters as well as the triptych of the Passion by Thierry Bouts.
- Address : calle Oficios E - 18001 Granada18001Granada
- Phone : 958227848
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website : http://www.capillarealgranada.com
- Prices : 4 €