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King's College Chapel, Cambridge

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Home to the world's largest fan vault, King's College Chapel is one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. This chapel to King's College of the University of Cambridge houses some of the finest medieval stained glass in the world, created by Flemish artisans from 1515 to 1531. A glance above the altar reveals a masterpiece: "The Adoration of the Magi," originally painted by Rubens in 1634. The Renaissance rood screen, erected in 1532 by King Henry VIII, creates a striking contrast to the Perpendicular Gothic chapel. This active house of worship is home to the King's College Choir due to its splendid acoustics. Hours differ depending on the college term and special events that may close the doors. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to King's College Chapel by using our Cambridge trip planning site.
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  • Beautiful Chapel and grounds that are well worth a visit. Entry fee is minimal and you can pre book online before you go. 
    Beautiful Chapel and grounds that are well worth a visit. Entry fee is minimal and you can pre book online before you go.  more »
  • Absolutely stunning chapel. You get to admire the architecture of the structure and read about its history on your way out. Well worth visiting. 
    Absolutely stunning chapel. You get to admire the architecture of the structure and read about its history on your way out. Well worth visiting.  more »
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  • King's College Chapel is a perfect example of late Gothic architecture in England. Its construction was begun in 1441 on the orders of King Henry VI. The chapel took 100 years to complete and reveals to the world a remarkable fan vaulting and numerous stunningly beautiful medieval stained glass windows. But see for yourself and enjoy these still quite rare images here.
  • One of the oldest colleges in Cambridge with a huge history! You can enter with a ticket to visit the place where it is wonderful. There you can read about its history and admire its magnificent architecture! You must first go if you want to see all the places to be informed if you allow entry all seasons and all hours in advance. There is a period when due to exams or other events you are not allowed to enter everywhere.

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