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tortadepatti wrote a review Mar 2021
Walton, New York6 contributions
This was such an inspiring view into the past! I've been telling every sommelier I know - go to Priorat for the wines (of course) but MAKE SURE you also visit the Cartoixa, the remains of the monastery around which Priorat was founded. The Carthusian monks believed in solitude and silence and lived most of their lives alone in cells with a small courtyard garden where they could grow vegetables for themselves and the community. During the visit you get to walk through these living quarters and catch a glimpse into what their lives must have been - fascinating (but watch out for the human skull!) I also tell everyone I know (sommeliers and even non wine lovers) to plan a visit to at least one winery in Escaladei. Me personal favorite is the Conreria, it's a little bit off-the-beaten path and they are famous for their incredíble white wines in this land of reds - worth a visit!…
Date of experience: October 2020
Spencer W wrote a review Dec 2019
Chapel Hill, North Carolina5 contributions4 helpful votes
Visit for 30 minutes or three hours, there’s no excuse to come to Priorat and not visit this site. Best of all, you can easily wrap it into a visit to Celler de Scala Dei. Incredible experience with next to no effort.
Date of experience: October 2019
Response from CartoixaEscaladei, Responsable de monumento at Cartoixa de Scala Dei
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you very much!
marcmgvanhoey wrote a review Apr 2019
Antwerp Province, Belgium213 contributions63 helpful votes
The ruins give a very good impression about THE size and structure of this Abbey.very good explanation boards and reconstruction of monk cells and cloisters.
Date of experience: April 2019
Response from CartoixaEscaladei, Responsable del monumento at Cartoixa de Scala Dei
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Gracias por su visita y por su opinión. ESperamos verle en otra ocasión!
Amy K wrote a review Oct 2018
Texas15 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide took us here and gave us the history and showed us the ruins. Enjoyed. Then went for wine tasting at their winery. She was very interesting and enjoyed the wines!
Date of experience: October 2018
ScottC78 wrote a review Sep 2018
Kentfield, California10 contributions2 helpful votes
If you are a history buff, Cartoixa is a must. Choice of location, the time period, the architecture and locale all make for an out of the way, but worthwhile excursion.
Date of experience: September 2018