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Monasterio Cartuja

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Consiste en visitar un monasterio emblemático de la ciudad de Granada, comenzado a construir en el siglo XVI por orden de Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, el “gran capitán”, y encomendada a la orden Cartuja, finalizaría su construcción en el siglo...more
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Paseo de Cartuja S/N, 18011 Granada, Spain
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 December 2008

My personal understanding of Spain, New Spain (Mexico), Europe and the role of Catholicism in Europe were significantly altered and enhanced based on a visit to the Cartuja and the Alhambra. Reading about culture, national history ad religion in books can give one the understanding...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

if you have a car and you have nothing better to do in granada after seeing all the other sights, then visit this. i was expecting more, i was hoping to see gardens and be able to view it from all sides. no such thing,...More

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All reviews main chapel baroque masterpiece gilded statues henry viii chapter room san bruno juan sanchez fantastic paintings gold leaf orange trees gift shop worth the trip central granada taking photos worth the effort an absolute audio tour
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

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Online_Support_Gra, Community manager at Monasterio Cartuja, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought my Alhambra multi attraction ticket and this acttraction was include in the price The awesome monastery is a short 10 -15 minute bus ride from Granada Cathedral and only a few Euros .. The bus driver was very helpful told me which stop...More

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Online_Support_Gra, Community manager at Monasterio Cartuja, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't want to take away any element of surprise, so go and spend time in the gardens and then enter the Church through the narrow door...

Thank ACM42
Online_Support_Gra, Community Manager at Monasterio Cartuja, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 6 October 2018

I knew virtually nothing of the Carthusian monastic tradition brutally suppressed by Henry VIII in England. It was suppressed by napoleon here. I'm also not sure why one needs to be surrounded by such opulent beauty if one is going to devote ones life to...More

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Online_Support_Gra, Community Manager at Monasterio Cartuja, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience, we are glad to know that the visit was pleasant for you. There are certainly many questions that come to mind when knowing the history and see the content of this place. Your opinion will help more people to...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

I enjoyed my visit to this monastery. It’s quiet and tranquil and the church is very impressive and different from others.

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Worth visiting. The outside looks quite austere but the inside is really adorned (frescoes, plaster work...). I have never seen anyhting like it before. The audioguide was interesting in parts but we found it quite boring in others. Towards the end, we half listened to...More

1  Thank FMSh
Reviewed 21 September 2018

As a student of Spanish over 50 years ago I heard about the Cartuja and made it a priority after spending a whole day in the Alhambra. To say that this is a jewel of the church is an understatement. The ecclesiastical wonders rival those...More

1  Thank M3789GBjohnb
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Although the monetary looks plain from the outside, inside you will find the most amazing plaster work, paintings and fresco art. Took us about an hour to view the monastery. The pictures don't do justice to the art inside so take your time sit and...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Better view of Granada than plaza san nicholas, if you're up for the hike up the hill (also driveable)

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This place for sure is a hidden gem! It's not in the centre of the city but the bus service #8 if going from gran via goes past. No queues no crowds, audio guide is included and in my opinion well done. The artwork here...More

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Michelle S
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You can park outside for free and pay at the door (just 4 euros each). It is simply breathtaking! Don't miss it!
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