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King's College Chapel, Cambridge

4.6
#1 of 45 in Historic Sites in Cambridge
Must see · Religious Site · Educational Site
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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  • Amazing inside the chapel and well worth a visit. Lots of secret passages, and the stained windows are stunning. The grounds are equally beautiful Can’t wait to attend the carol concert if it goes...  more »
  • If you’re in Cambridge, this place is “a must”! We were truly ‘gobsmacked’ by the sheer scale and magnificence of it! The staff were all pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. Although the entries...  more »
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  • We went to Chapel during our Cambridge university tour. Great architecture in a silent place. The colourful desinged window glass is awesome. Highly recommend to visit.
  • Was able to attend "Evensong" here and was blown away by the beautiful sound of the choir. It was difficult to hear the readings and prayers (anything not sung by the choir). I don't know if they didn't use the microphones, they were broken, or just don't have any - but that was a bummer. The guides they provided seemed to be more of a distraction/disruption to the service than an assistance. I would just listen next time as opposed to trying to follow along. Sadly, they don't allow pictures once the inside (during Evensong anyway),

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