Located within the grounds of the Alhambra Palace, this chapel was built by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1496 as a mausoleum for their remains. It’s an impressive structure that blends Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance, and Baroque styles into one harmonious whole.
The exterior features two towers with pointed spires reaching up towards heaven – each topped with its own weathervane – while inside visitors will find intricate stonework adorning every wall and ceiling surface. The main altar is made from marble brought from Italy during Isabella’s reign, depicting scenes from Christ’s life in vibrant colours; above it hangs a painting of St Anthony Abbot, which dates back to 1617.
Other highlights include several tombs containing members of the Spanish royal family, including King Philip II (1527-1598) and his wife, Queen Mary I (1554-1603). There are also numerous sculptures on display here, including some featuring biblical figures such as Adam & Eve or Solomon & Sheba; these were added later after being commissioned by King Charles V (1500-1558).
In addition to its cultural importance, this site also holds great historical significance due to its role in unifying Spain under one monarchy: it was here that Ferdinand & Isabella declared themselves ‘King & Queen’ following their victory over Granada in 1492. This event marked the end of seven centuries of Muslim rule over much of what is now modern day Spain – making it an important symbol for many Spaniards today, who view it as a reminder of their nation’s past glories.
Today, visitors can explore both inside and outside this remarkable building without having to pay admission fees – though donations are encouraged.