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Address: Camino de Alfacar, s/n, Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 958-16-19-32
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Located within walking distance to the City Center

After spending the morning at the Alhambra, this monastery is another lovely sight in Granada. Seeing the frescoes in the refectory and the over-the-top baroque architecture and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After spending the morning at the Alhambra, this monastery is another lovely sight in Granada. Seeing the frescoes in the refectory and the over-the-top baroque architecture and paintings in the church are alone worth the visit. Also, the monastery garden is quite peaceful, so remember to visit that, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

a few dozen oil paintings from a few centuries ago by brothers at the monastery, some leaning toward the graphic and bizarre. a stunning interior, as richly gilded and decorated as i have ever seen anywhere. several smaller very plain and unused chapels, but the transept and apse of the main chapel are mind-blowing. richly inlaid woods, wildly colored marbles... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

You need to walk a little from the city centre to this monastery but it takes little time and is, for Granada, relatively flat. The monastery enjoys wonderful views over the plains beyond the city and has a lovely garden in front. The actual buildings are highly unusual, especially in decoration, which is taken to new heights in the church.... More 

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Fryazino, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Monastery of Cartuja (Charterhouse) is far enough of the city centre, so if you are without car the best way to get there is to take a City Sightseeing Bus (included in Bono Turistico Card) which stops directly at the entrance. The church will impress you with splendid Baroque stucco, either coloured or snowy, encrusted wood, multicolour marble altars,... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

From room to room the drama unfolds in pictures regarding the ancient monks of this order. Then comes the Altar and gold and the most wonderful marble work I have ever seen. And gold leaf to rival ANY church you will visit. Stupendous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a nice monastery that is a little ways out of town. I walked there and it definitely took a while to get there. The main chapel/church is gorgeous. Unfortunately no photography is allowed. The other chapels around the monastery have a large collection of paintings that are somewhat macabre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The University of Granada campus has been developed around the church. The baroque style church is surrounded by several rooms of less interest.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Carthusian monks allegedly live in isolated contemplation. The church in their Monastery is exuberant: all curves and colors. The setting of this place is worth the (short) trip. Nice to walk from San Jeronimo up to the Cartuja.

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Norfolk, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Just a handful of visitors, but what a staggering display of wealth in the sacristy with gilded retablos and marble altar.

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Granada, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It is true that the walk to Monasterio Cartuja is some way from, say, Plaza Nueva. But if you have a little time in Granada I do believe it is worth seeing. So much is made of the Alhambra and the 'Albaicin' neighbourhood, or the Cathedral (all with absolute reason), so maybe the monastery gets a little overlooked. For myself,... More 

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