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Address: Camino de Alfacar, s/n, Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 958-16-19-32
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Spanish Baroque "Par excellence"

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Fryazino, Russia

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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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Paris
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Address: Camino de Alfacar, s/n, Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 958-16-19-32
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Granada

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