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Monasterio Cartuja

Camino de Alfacar, s/n, Granada, Spain
958-16-19-32
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Ranked #23 of 112 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Fernandina Beach, FL
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 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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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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