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Monasterio Cartuja

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Address: Camino Alfacar s/n, 18011 Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 958-16-19-32
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Skip the Line: Alhambra Walking Tour and Private Sightseeing Flight

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This monastery is a little out of the touristic itinerary but it should not be neglected! If you look at its location on the map it seems far away but in fact it's only 20-30 min... read more

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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This monastery is a little out of the touristic itinerary but it should not be neglected! If you look at its location on the map it seems far away but in fact it's only 20-30 min walk from Plaza Nueva. I will only mention it's tabernacle, which is absolutely amazing. In sheer contrast with the austerity of this circasian monastery,... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most underrated places in Spain. However it's an excellent place and it's a must to visit. It needs some maintenance however in current conditions it's amazing.

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Kingston New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit this cathedral (The Christian answer to the Alhambra)on advise of a young Spanaird who told us that it in the baroque style and very old. We took the bus from central Granada and felt it was good to see. However, this is a visit to do when you have a lot of time in Granada. Check... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The church is really beautiful, I haven't seen nothing like this before, but is really small, and if you are gonna be only a few days in Granada, or staying close to the city center, I think is not really worth it the trip, because theres nothing else close to visit. But if you have the time I really recommend... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This is very much of the beaten track and you may have to walk or bus it here. Not near the centre. You will need your tourist map (free from the tourist office) to find this and ask for advice on directions from the tourist office. This was built in 1516 and it's star feature is the Cupola in the... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Far from the center and not different from the (better) Monastery of san geronimo. If you have some time you can have very cheap tapas in the bars of the university neighbourhood.

Thank ernestosanchez
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

As recommended get a taxi from Granada; no far but far enough-you could always walk back through Albaicin like we did. The taxi driver looked a bit underwhelmed when we asked to go there and first impressions- it's a big church is it and where are the people? Entering the enclosed gardens you think ; this is nice. Then you... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Very very interesting and fabulous to visit. Left it till last but worth going earlier. Nice and peaceful yet fasinating place to see.

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Cartuja is a great place, and in its day I'm sure it would have been great. However it wasn't that well looked after. Some of the art works (which are out of this world) are suffering so much because they are in the wrong conditions. It also isn't the most welcoming of places and they charge for toilet paper! It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Take the time to go visit this place. Small but nice and serene and austere. You can take a cab (quite inexpensive in Granada) and or take the bus N7.

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