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Monasterio Cartuja

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Address: Camino de Alfacar, s/n, Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 958-16-19-32
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baroque splendor

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Taking a taxi out and waiting a fair while for a bus back, I'm not convinced this was worth the effort. Yes, it's got some fancy decoration, but the guide leaflet is only in Spanish (and mine's not good enough to understand all the technical detail) and you're not allowed to take photographs. I only went because it was included... More 

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Keerbergen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

you expect from a strict monk order some sobrity . This is what you see in their refectory and their chapter room. But the church and even more the sacristy is just the oposite of sobrity. This is pure abondance of breathtaking luxery. very nice to see for a short moment but a must see , even if away from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The monastery is about a 30 minute walk from the Cathedral in the university district. The monastery is very plain from the outside with pleasant gardens surrounding the building that are not accessible to the public. When inside the pleasant cloisters give access to a number of small chapels but the highlight is the main chapel and chapter house which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This site is a bit out of the way but well worth the trip.  There are two ways to get there.  First is by taxi which will be about 6 Euros.  The second is via the N7 bus which departs from the west end of the Grand Via and costs 1.2 Euros per person.  It is only when you get... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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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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