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“Worth It For The Views Alone”

Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja)
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Valldemossa
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Owner description: Famous composer Fredrick Chopin once stayed at this former medieval monastery with his then-lover, George Sand.
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Quite expensive for what it is but the views from some of the rooms are fantastic and make it worth your while.

Full of history and has a great connection with Chopin and George Sands.

Thank Bob T
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

On visiting I was reminded of Polish Museums, a bit like the previous traveller , another 4 euros here another 4 euros there & you are being watched all the time . I am sure for the Chopin Fan it is well worth it , I left the town feeling as though that this was a tourist trap in most respectas.

Thank peterandjenny282
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

One thing irritates me was they tried to charge people twice for seeing Chopin's room, which is the main reason people are visiting this place. The overpriced entrance ticket only get you to several show rooms. Then the cellar Chopin and George Sand actually lived costs you another few euros to get in, which was not clearly marked out at the entrance. There are way too many staff working there and shops selling stuff than the actual Chopin experience. I was a little bit disappointed - they could have done much better.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Really nice to see how Chopin spent his time in Valldemossa. You can listen to a small ricital of his work. There are lots of music books in the library and the view is breath taking. The best time to go is in may or October.

Thank hartm018
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I always love going to places where I can take in all of the history. The exhibits are extremely interesting. Everything from the monastery's library with original books to Chopin's piano and his actual compositions framed on the walls. My favorite part were the views from the monastery gardens, and the gardens themselves. There's something fairy-tale like about the winding branches and tiny mazes of small trees and shrubs. I can see why Chopin spent so much time here.

Thank Lynn T
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