Monasterio Cartuja
Monasterio Cartuja
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Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Brighton, UK13 contributions
This Monastery is amazing. From the outside it looks lie nothing much. You enter and it is all peaceful and tranquil. There are fantastic paintings displayed in one hall. then you enter the church..... Make sure you have plenty of room on your camera. There was so much to see.
Written March 1, 2020
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Written March 6, 2020
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Robert P
Swansea16 contributions
Completely taken aback by this astonishing gem. It's just a short walk from the town centre, 30 minutes or 5 in a taxi. Yet hardly anyone goes there and certainly very few non Spanish visitors. Yet it is absolutely gorgeous inside - a wonder of baroque art. The strange paintings in the refectory also have a strong yet tragic connection to the equally delightful Charter House in London. Highly recommended for a visit.
Written March 25, 2020
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Written July 3, 2020
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Whygoback
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia441 contributions
Couples
I was feeling like we were templed out, the town offers so many grand sites, but on our last day we decided to walk up here as it was reasonably close to our hotel. I'm so pleased we did. To be honest the details, craftmenship and materials are overwhelming. I truly did not want to leave. You will marvel at this amazing work of art.
Written February 24, 2020
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Written March 6, 2020
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TrippiAds
Oxford, UK332 contributions
Couples
15 min from the city center the Cartuja it’s a must see of Granada.
From outside it appears to be just a normal and small monastery but in it you will find a joy.
Written November 16, 2018
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Thank you for sharing your experience, we are glad to know that the visit was pleasant for you. Your opinion will help more people to know this beautiful place. Kind regards.
Written November 18, 2018
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Jane J
Bangkok, Thailand23 contributions
Family
I did not read any reviews about this place before and just planned a visit when we had time in Granada. I was glad that we did not skip this place. The church looks simple from the outside but amazing inside. It's really beautiful and quiet. Not so many tourists. I really enjoyed the peace and beauty of this church. Entrance fee - 5 euro included audio guide
Written November 9, 2018
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Thank you for sharing your experience, we are glad to know that the visit was pleasant for you. Your opinion will help more people to know this beautiful place. Kind regards.
Written November 11, 2018
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MelissaMSA
Mequon, WI480 contributions
Friends
is the Cartuja. This is a monastery that is really amazing, although if you are walking, it's a ways up the hill from the city center. Still, it is a walkable distance, and it's really beautiful inside. They don't want you taking pictures inside, but if you like the baroque style, you will appreciate the interior. Plus, if you get the tourist card (for about 35E), it's included.
Written January 16, 2016
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Mark H
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
This monastery is a real surprise to the senses. Very austere on the external elevations and to most part the internal as well. BUT then you arrive in the main chapel and side chapel and WOW such amazing craftsmenship.
The marble, the stunning woodwork and the paintings are all truly awe inspiring - the hop on hop off goes near here - otherwise 5 euros in a taxi !!
Written January 12, 2016
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Susanfrancis29
Newcastle, Australia65 contributions
Couples
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, coming from Australia, the insight I received (from the artworks in the refectory by Fray Juan Sanchez Cotan and the Baroque design and decoration) into the way the Spanish monks responded and were treated during the persecution by the British, was very moving. I felt hushed in the place. And the Baroque interior, when I first saw it, though not to my personal taste did raise an involuntary gasp.....
If your Spanish is not good do a little bit of research before you come so it makes a little more sense.......
Written February 24, 2015
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ec77
UK38 contributions
Family
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 descriptions of the paintings so we kept without much knowledge of the monastery's history. Still, it was good to get out of the centre of town.
Written June 3, 2014
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globalexplorer1
Greenville, SC126 contributions
Couples
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 we observed. At the least I would recommend no flash. There is sufficient light for decent photos if you are inclined to ignore the site regulations. Allow a minimum of one hour to visit.

I recommend stopping at the gift shop and asking about the rose petal rosary beads. They make for a good story even if you don't wish to buy them, fairly expensive at 40 Euros - about $55.
Written May 14, 2014
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