Photographer's Note

The Royal Chapel of Granada (Spanish: Capilla Real de Granada) is an Isabelline style building located in the heart of Granada in Andalusia, Spain. It in fact stands next to the Cathedral.

In the chapel are buried the Catholic Monarchs, their daughter Joanna of Castile "the Mad" and her husband, Philip I of Castile "the Handsome". For clarification, The Catholic Monarchs is the joint title used in history for Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. They were both from the House of Trastámara and were second cousins, being both descended from John I of Castile. On marriage they were given a papal dispensation to deal with consanguinity by Sixtus IV.

The Catholic Monarchs chose Granada as their burial site; the Royal Chapel was created by Royal decree dated September 13 of 1504. It was built between 1505 and 1517 in Isabelline Gothic style and dedicated to St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist.

Construction began in 1505 by Enrique Egas in Gothic. Juan Gil de Hontañón, Juan de Badajoz the Elder and Lorenzo Vázquez de Segovia were also involved in the construction.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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