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Monasterio Cartuja

Camino de Alfacar, s/n, Granada, Spain
958-16-19-32
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Ranked #22 of 112 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Monasterio de la Cartuja A bit outside the downtown center and sitting on a hill is the Monasterio de la Cartuja de la Asuncion, which is a... more »
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I went here without a guide and for me, it was not really worth the trouble. The monastery looked nice, but it has never been finished and it shows. There is one finished room, which looks amazing. The other rooms were a disappointment to me. Not much to be seen, we were out of the monastery within half an hour.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We thought we'd go here as it was included in our Granada Card. So we took the Tourist Bus that goes around the town - unfortunately it goes in one direction and takes ages to get anywhere. So we decided to visit the science park first (excellent) and then go on to the monastery. Unfortunately the tourist bus only goes... More

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Granada, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

very intesting lots of history. the price is cheap,the guides are a disaster only speak spainish no idea how to explane peoples questions.

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Marbella, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

if you have a car and you have nothing better to do in granada after seeing all the other sights, then visit this. i was expecting more, i was hoping to see gardens and be able to view it from all sides. no such thing, 4€ entry allows to see about 8 indoor areas/rooms... a depressing feel to it... nothing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited the monastery mainly to go for a walk out of the main tourist part of town. The trip was worth it and is a fairly easy walk up from Plaza Nueva. The facade of the building is impressive as are the paintings contained within it. Downside is that the brochure is only available in Spanish, as are the... More

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Alicante, Spain
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32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The grandeur of the chapels, the master artworks of Sanchez Copán and others, and the detailed ornamentation of gold, silver and marble make this stop essential in Granada. Also, given the modest 4 Euro entrance fee (less for 65 and over), it is one of the city's best bargains. Signs say no photos, but that didn't stop the tour groups... More

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I was not prepared to be so impressed by this monestary. Fantastic paintings. The subject of most of them was rather gruesome with depictions of munks dying in various horrible ways. The English are NOT nice people in these paintings :-) And then you enter the church of the monestary: MAGIC! The decoration are amazing. Don't miss the ceiling. To... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

So many paintings, I thought i was in a museum. I assumed that monasteries were poor, but not this one.

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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!

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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

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