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Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

1. Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

Uncover the beauty of the millenary city, Granada, with the help of a local guide on a bilingual tour in Spanish and English.  Visit some of the most emblematic monuments including the Alhambra – the palatial home of the ancient Arabic royalty. A monumental sight, the complex incorporates El Generalife, the summer residence of the sultans, the Nasrid palaces and La Alcazaba, which served as the military zone of the citadel. While absorbing the architecture your designated guide will fill you in on the intricate history of this legendary location. Proceed down into the heart of the city, via the Puerta de la Justicia, the arched gateway that was built in the 14th century. 

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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.

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Granada: Royal Chapel, Cathedral and Monastery of San Jerón

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

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Granada: Royal Chapel and Historical Center Walking Tour

5. Granada: Royal Chapel and Historical Center Walking Tour

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the most important historical sites of the city of Granada accompanied by an experienced guide. Start your tour in Plaza Bib-Rambla, a square which used to be the entrance to the city. Here you’ll see where the “Gate of Ears” used to stand and learn the story behind this name.   The next point on your tour is the Alcaicería, an Arabian marketplace full of narrow and winding walkways. Pick up some souvenirs, or just marvel at the vast variety of goods available, including gorgeous silks and fragrant spices.   Continuing on, your next stop will be the highlight of your day: the Royal Chapel, where the marble tombs of historical royals are located. Here lie Isabella and Ferdinand, alongside their daughter Joanna I and son-in-law Phillip the Handsome.   Finally, head to the historic center of town to see La Madraza, the first Islamic university of Granada. Built in the 14th century, this splendid work of architecture is still part of the city’s University.

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Granada: Half-Day 4-Neighborhoods 4-Cultures Tour

6. Granada: Half-Day 4-Neighborhoods 4-Cultures Tour

Your experience begins as you meet your guide by the water fountain in the center of Bib Rambla Square. From there, start your half-day getting to know Granada thoroughly. Your experience sees you traveling through the 4 most important historical neighborhoods of the town center, Realejo, Albaicín, and Sacromonte. As you travel, get to know the 4 cultures that have shaped Granada throughout the centuries as you learn how Christians, Muslims, Jews, and gypsies all played role. All of this is conducted in a small group, encouraging personal contact and cohabitation with the environment. On top of your sightseeing, enjoy a break which includes tea, Arabic sweets, and awesome views of the Alhambra. Your tour avoids walking through traffic-filled streets, and focuses on streets which contain public fountains and water basins.

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Granada: Cathedral and/or Royal Chapel Tour

7. 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.

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Granada: Private Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

8. 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.

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Granada: The Interior of the Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

9. Granada: The Interior of the Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

Take a guided visit around the interior of the Royal Chapel and Cathedral. Discover these impressive Gothic and Renaissance monuments in Andalusia with an expert guide who is a specialist in Granada. The Cathedral of Granada, built on the site of the former Great Mosque, is a grandiose monument of 16th century architecture and an imposing symbol of the power of Christendom. Alongside it is the smaller, but equally beautiful, Royal Chapel. The chapel is home to the tombs of the Catholic Kings and the final resting places of Juana la Loca and Felipe el Hermoso. Examine the symbols of these magnificent monuments from a historical, political, and architectural perspective. Discover their significance in a city that was creating a new identity for itself. 

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Granada Full Day with Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

10. Granada Full Day with Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

Discover the historical city of Granada, land of the Alhambra and the Generalife gardens on this full-day tour. The Moors built Alhambra in the 13th century. Charles V, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1516, built the court of Charles V in the 16th century. The Generalife gardens are a well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Mohammed III in the 14th century. Once you have finished here, enjoy a guided tour to the historical city center to explore the surroundings of the Royal Chapel, the Alcaiceria, Corral del Carbon, the Cathedral and more. You'll also get the chance to wander off and find some traditional tapas. 

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What people are saying about Royal Chapel of Granada

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 344 reviews

Borja was super interactive and very knowledgeable about the Al Hambra and about everything having to do with Spain/Granada. He was super cool and fun and we had a ton of fun with him. I would take the tour again literally any day and it has been the highlight of our trip to Spain.

Very interesting visit with Cintia, who was very knowledgeable about the cathedral and the city and open to my questions. Thanks a lot for maintaining the visit even though I was the only participant ! I highly recommend.

Gosia was a delightful and friendly guide, very well informed and open to all questions pertaining to the tour. It's amazing to see some of the preserved relics in the locations and hear about them.

A very knowledgeable and friendly guy, made a 4 hours experience extremely exciting. Keep up the good work and we wish you all the best of future life. Thanks

Alvaro, a SUPER guide !!! A very studious young man of our history who explained it with great kindness. Thanks!!!