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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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  • A really nice chapel. If you are into these kind of architecture you will like it a lot. It is super impressive when you enter the chapel. They only let you visit the chapel though. I would have wanted to see teaching parts as well
  • As seen on the Christmas day service but with the live wow factor. We were treated to some organ music and a gentleman playing the harp which added to the atmosphere. The history of the chapel is fascinating and the staff were very helpful and approachable. One place I would love to go again, just to hear the choir.

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