Royal Chapel of Granada
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The inside story
The Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) is located inside the Cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación. The Catholic Monarchs decided to build the Royal Chapel for their own tombs. They chose to be buried in Granada because they were witnesses of its conquest which was the crowning achievement of their reign. It was started in 1505 following a design by Enrique Egas and was completed in 1521. The northern facade was done by Garcia Pradas, and provides access to the interior; a plan in the shape of a Latin cross with four side chapels.