Granada (2)

I managed to leave out of my account of Granada yesterday any mention of the Capilla Royal, the chapel which was attached to San Juan de los Reyes in order to house the great tombs of Ferdinand and Isabella.   This was partly because we had great difficulty getting into it and partly because photography wasn’t allowed.   I was impressed as much by the presence of some wonderful pictures by Rogier van der Weyden and Hans Memling as by the grandiose tombs by Domenico Fancelli.   I have discovered that they are there because Isabella had a taste for Flemish painting, as well as commissioning a Flemish architect, Enrique Egas, to design the chapel in a style known, for good reason, as Isabelline plateresque.   It was their grandson, Charles V, whose taste was more austerely Italianate.

This is my one picture of the side of the chapel:-


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