Monasterio de San Bernardo
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Amy L
Philadelphia, PA123 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
We had the most delightful experience here. We noticed a sign saying "venta dulces" and went up the street and to the right. Found a "torno"- a lazy susan- with a list of the sweets baked by the nuns, with prices.

The lazy susan is usually there so you don't see the nun, but she waved at us cheerily from a space on the side. So adorable! Like Sound of Music adorable. We ordered the 1/2-kilo "surtida" (assorted) box of cookies. They were delicious! The whole experience was one of the highlights of our visit to Granada! (Alhambra and Albaycin viewpoint being the others, of course!)
Written June 15, 2015
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Chiew_Pang
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain607 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
I've submitted a change of the address because the previous wasn't accurate. It's on a side street off the Carrera del Darro. There'a a sign but still I went down the wrong road (it's not where the White Nest Hostel is), it's the one before (if coming from Plaza Nueva) - Calle Gloria.

The attraction here is the biscuits (or cookies or sweets or whatever you want to call them) handmade by the Cistercian nuns housed in the monastery. They tasted divine (see my photo). I bought half a kilo - I should have bought more.

You see, you don't see what you're going to buy. You walk into an empty courtyard. There's a list of prices and instructions. You don't get to see the goods. You ring a bell, someone answers, you state what you want, a few minutes later, a small window slides open, you hand over the €€, the nun hands you a box.

You can see their goods on the website. I bought a "medio kilo de surtido de dulces" - a mix of "sweets". Practise saying that in Spanish. Prices was 6€ for 500g, 12€ for 1kg.

Feel free to ask me any questions.
Written July 4, 2014
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vailskiier22
various90 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
Fabulous, yummy cookies (and wine?) from the hidden nuns.
Whist heading up the scenic Carrera Del Darro road by the river, look out for the whitewashed convent with entrance 20m up an alley 'Gloria' - follow the small hardwrittenl sign directing visitors to some yummy treats. Full instructions on how to order are given once you enter the porch. We bought a half kilo (assorted) and there were LOADS - although hard to see in photo as some have white icing sugar.
Note: you don't have to buy a full kilo - they will do halves -- or maybe even less).
Comes in nice box - make excellent present.
Cash only - but seem to be open all day - ring bell for attention.

Although you're not strictly supposed to see the nuns during the transaction - we were greeted by one that so delightful she'd have been cast for of the Sound of Music :)

Address: Monasterio de San Bernardo, Calle Gloria, 2 (just off the Carrera Del Darro the road at the foot of the Alahambra by the river).
Written August 18, 2013
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Carmen F
Carson, California, United States38 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
took a while to find it...found the sign on the corner of the building...just follow the instructions...the Nun did not speak a word of English...with my broken Spanish I was able to communicate...very nice lady with a sense of humor...pretty good cookies too...
Written August 26, 2015
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Laurie
London, UK80 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Ring the bell and wait for a very kind nun to welcome you. Tasty cookies, Roscos, sablé,.... we bought an assortment and really like the sablés. Nevadida a bit less. Worth trying!!
Written May 31, 2015
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MJfromNJ
Long Island, NY213 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
I was in Granada only three and a half days, but went here twice for the cookies. Yes, they were that delicious. The monastery is not hard to find at all; in fact, there's a sign on the side of a building on the Carrera del Darro pointing you in the right direction. (Believe me, if I found it with no problem, anybody can.) There are instructions in Spanish and English on how to transact your "business" with the nuns. My daughter did all the work since she speaks Spanish, and she said the nun was a very cute lady. And the cookies were great -- about half a dozen different kinds, maybe 20 or so cookies in the box. I don't know what flavoring was used in my favorite, but maybe anise? Too bad I don't speak Spanish, because I would have grilled that nun for a recipe. Anyway, this is a very cute and unique little stop that I've never seen anywhere else. And cookies are totally worth it, right?
Written September 2, 2014
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ToujoursLaRoute
Iasi, Romania982 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Give a little bit of time to read about the history of the convent, built in the 19th but founded on 17th century. Mix of neo classical style and traditional local baroque. Must see.
Written May 9, 2018
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saf51
Chester, UK329 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
We found this convent while strolling around the area and followed the signs to see what kind of sweet shop it would be. It was like walking into a very small Sound of Music set or mini theme park and the cakes are delicious.
Written May 1, 2016
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RasmusDmitrev
Hillerod, Denmark45 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Do cant find more authentic place in Granada. I was looking forward to go and buy cookies at this place. It is a little bit tricky to find but its worth the search. The cookies are soooo good and I just love to support local dealers and you can feel it's made with a blessing from above.
Written March 3, 2015
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MariaI277
Birmingham, United Kingdom3 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
We looked at these wonderful reviews and also bought 500g of the mixed sweets, but I have to say we expected the cookies to taste a little bit better..they didn't really taste home-made, just something you could buy from any supermarket. Would not buy again, only because we don't find them that delicious but it was an interesting experience anyway.
Written November 29, 2014
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