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Real Chancilleria

Plaza Nueva s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
+34 958 24 21 00
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Beautiful Building

Just a few meters to my hotel this building deserves a stop to admire arquitecture. Is free and you... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
While a truly beautiful edifice a missed opportunity

While a beautiful building and as have others have pointed out a great backdrop for photographs I... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
TheRestlessTraveller
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Northop Hall, United Kingdom
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The Real Chancillería (High Court) presents an elegant interior courtyard designed by Diego de Siloé. Built at the same time as the surrounding Plaza Nueva during the 1530s, its austere Renaissance façade suited its purpose as a prison and house of justice. Two galleries flank the courtyard -- the lower one featuring half-barrel arches supported by marble Doric columns and the upper one a stone balustrade and cornice decorated by carved stone leaves. A dungeon under the main staircase is where the executioner used to await the court's decisions. Admission: free
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10 Apr 2017
“Beautiful Building”
30 Jul 2016
“While a truly beautiful edifice a missed opportunity”
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Plaza Nueva s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
Realejo - San Matias
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+34 958 24 21 00
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Just a few meters to my hotel this building deserves a stop to admire arquitecture. Is free and you will not spend roo much time for it

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

While a beautiful building and as have others have pointed out a great backdrop for photographs I do think they missed out on an opportunity when the court is not in use. On approaching the building it's made clear that unless you have business there...More

Thank TheRestlessTraveller
Reviewed 9 February 2016

It does not appear that tourists can enter - since there are guards at the entrance. This is an impressive building from an architecture standpoint. They used to judge people inside and then execute them outside.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I never saw it open but the building dominates Plaza Nueva and makes a beautiful backdrop for photographs.

Thank IOGWFH
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I did not enter inside the Real Chancilleria, in fact I am not sure what it's opening policy is or whether there even is public entry, but from the outside this building at the Plaza Nueva in old town Granada is certainly austerely impressive. Dating...More

Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 4 April 2014

The Real Chancilleria was built between 1531 and 1587. Carlos I ordered this building to be constructed for the courts of justice in Granada. The architect was Francisco del Castillo el Mozo. This building is one of the most elegant public buildings in Granada.

Thank BennyMalaga
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