So many paintings, I thought i was in a museum. I assumed that monasteries were poor, but not this one.
Don't miss it out - it isn't allowed to take pictures; it is most probably one of the most spectacular historical buildings in Spain!
The Cartuja Monastery is a very beautiful monastery. The cloister is big and there are many interesting paintings about the monks who were martyred in England. There are many large paintings done by Sanchez Cotan and Vicente Carducho about the lives of the Carthusian monks. Some show the martyrdom of these monks in England during the reign of Henry VIII.... More
just spectacular and a good way to spend an hour or so but you're not allowed to take photos.There are a number of rooms to see art.
What an extraordinary place! Get a number 8 or a 'C' bus from the Cathedral. This beautiful monastery certainly rivals the Sistine Chapel. You must not go to Granada without visiting this stunning place. Highly recommended!!
The monastery is a bit off the beaten track, which tends to restrict the number of visitors. (We shared its splendour with just one other couple.) It is a 40 minute walk from the centre of town, and not an overly pleasant stroll. So if time is precious take the bus or a taxi. Also, it pays to check the... More
The number 8 bus stops a short walk away. You enter the monastery and begin with some of the rooms off the cloister. The acoustic in the refectory is great fun... The church is incredible, especially the area behind the main altar. It is a shame that they don't allow you to take pictures, unlike most of the other churches... More
This monatery is a little bit further away than most of the other sites, so you may be advised to take a bus. (It is up near the university). The inside of the monastery had lots of beautiful decoration from the 18th century, and the atmosphere was amazing ly peaceful.
We actually visited Monasterio Cartuja by mistake. We thought we were going to the larger Monasterio Santa Ana on the hill opposite the Alhambra, but ended up here instead. What a lucky turn of events. The Monasterio Cartuja is much smaller but full of important history. Many of the monks were martyred here and there is a gallery of paintings... More
If you are staying more than a day or two this is well worth a visit. It is a little way from town, we walked but it is a bit of a hike. Lovely courtyard of orange trees with stunning chapel. Entrance 3.50 euros. Open morning and afternoon, closed for lunch. There is a little shop where you can buy... More
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