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Capilla Real
Capilla Real

The major works can be found in the city Cathedral and the Fine Arts museum.

The Cathedral of Granada is also home to major works of art, such as several creations by Alonso Cano: Life of the Virgin (1652) in the Royal Chapel, the statue of the Immaculate Virgin (1655-56) in the Sacristy, and the Virgin of Bethlehem (1664) in the Cathedral Museum. The Royal Chapel is the home of what remains of the personal collection of paintings of Queen Isabel of Castile, including her personal belongings, jewels, standards and relics, with artworks by Flemish masters such as Derek Bouts, Van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Botticelli, Perugino and Berruguete. Lastly, are the recumbent figures of the Catholic Monarchs, superbly sculpted by Domenico Fancelli in Genoa and brought to Spain in 1522, and, alongside the royal tomb, the delicately worked figures of Juana "la Loca" and her husband Felipe "el Hermoso", by Bartolomé Ordoñez (1519).

The Burial of Christ, by Jacobo Florentino, known as El Indaco, is one of the great masterpieces of Spanish Renaissance sculpture, of key importance for its synthesis of the Spanish and Italian styles. The Bodegón del Cardo, by Fray Juan Sanchez Cotán, painted in the first quarter of the 17th century) is an example of baroque asceticism, both solemn and austere (these works are in the Museum of Fine Arts). The Cartuja Monastery is home to fine works such as the San Bruno by José de Mora (17th century), a small, finely wrought and painted sculpture of the Granada school, in the sumptuous Sacristy. There are also paintings by Bocanegra, Sanchez Cotán and Duque Cornejo.

The Church of the Magdalene is home to the painting called Adoration of the Eucharisty, by Juan de Sevilla (1685), with its highly theatrical effect, and the 17th century statue of San Pantaleón is exhibited in the Church of Santa Ana.

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