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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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$99*
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Private Tour: Historical Granada
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$213*
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Skip the Line: Alhambra Walking Tour and Private Sightseeing Flight

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Amazing place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
selenereyesd
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Huddersfield
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

This is not a very welcoming place to visit. The art works are not particularly well looked after and they are poorly lit. The subject matter in most of the art works is death, murder and martyrdom - not particularly uplifting. The central courtyard is pleasant and well laid out but overall I didn't feel that our journey across Granada... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

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 January 16, 2016

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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