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Monasterio Cartuja

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Address: Camino de Alfacar, s/n, 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 is the most beautiful chapel in Europe It is beautiful, if they travel to visit Granada is an obligation

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most beautiful chapel in Europe It is beautiful, if they travel to visit Granada is an obligation

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Don't miss this masterpiece. It's more of an effort than most attractions to reach by public transport but don't let that put you off. The buses are so frequent and cheap it's made easy for you ...and you can enjoy the journey anyway. The Monastery is wonderful of course but the crowning glory in the room behind the altar takes... More 

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South East
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

No English guide leaflets or anything translated. The staff seemed unwilling or unable to answer questions. Worth seeing but you do not need to stay for long. It is possible to park a car inside the archway.

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Salamanca, España
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Only a part of this old monastery is conserved but two parts are absolutely stunning. Tabernacle and sacristy. It is impossible for me to decide which is best. Tabernacle is gold and marble and sacristy is beautifully baroque columns and decoration. One of the most beautiful baroque monuments in Spain. You can access by bus, since it is a bit... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Wow, this was incredible. The main building is impressive but it's the Sacristy you should head to for the most mind-bending baroque decor - plasterwork with a local influence with odd angles and almost organic proliferation, quite unlike anything I've seen elsewhere. There isn't a spot uncovered and in common with the Moorish decor elsewhere in the town it has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Better than the Alhambra! It was so moving and peaceful. The main chapel was beautiful - more than the cathedral too.

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Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

After spending the morning at the Alhambra, this monastery is another lovely sight in Granada. Seeing the frescoes in the refectory and the over-the-top baroque architecture and paintings in the church are alone worth the visit. Also, the monastery garden is quite peaceful, so remember to visit that, too.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

a few dozen oil paintings from a few centuries ago by brothers at the monastery, some leaning toward the graphic and bizarre. a stunning interior, as richly gilded and decorated as i have ever seen anywhere. several smaller very plain and unused chapels, but the transept and apse of the main chapel are mind-blowing. richly inlaid woods, wildly colored marbles... More 

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