Monasterio Cartuja
Monasterio Cartuja
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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TrippiAds
Oxford, UK332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • 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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • 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, WI491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • 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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
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, Australia68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • 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
UK39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • 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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • 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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anniwhere
Sweden56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
I was not prepared to be so impressed by this monestary. Fantastic paintings. The subject of most of them was rather gruesome with depictions of munks dying in various horrible ways. The English are NOT nice people in these paintings :-)
And then you enter the church of the monestary: MAGIC! The decoration are amazing. Don't miss the ceiling. To bad you are not allowed to take photos.
Written April 29, 2014
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Markele H
Dublin, Ireland88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
Don't miss it out - it isn't allowed to take pictures; it is most probably one of the most spectacular historical buildings in Spain!
Written April 14, 2014
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
The Cartuja Monastery is a very beautiful monastery. The cloister is big and there are many interesting paintings about the monks who were martyred in England. There are many large paintings done by Sanchez Cotan and Vicente Carducho about the lives of the Carthusian monks. Some show the martyrdom of these monks in England during the reign of Henry VIII.

The church itself has two main parts, the almost all white sacristy with elaborate plaster decoration, and the presbytery. There is a room behind the presbytery called the Sancta Sanctorum, with the most impressive tabernacle done in marble, jasper, and porphyry. This room is breathtakingly beautiful, with good paintings and sculptures, and the figures of many angels.

My advice is to go early, at 10 am, and be among the first to see it during the day.
Written April 4, 2014
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