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Monasterio Cartuja

Camino de Alfacar, s/n, Granada, Spain
958-16-19-32
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Ranked #13 of 104 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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Marbella, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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1,930 helpful votes 1,930 helpful votes
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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Alicante, Spain
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147 reviews 147 reviews
5 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

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!!

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Sydney, Australia
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42 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

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

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