Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real

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Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real

Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real
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Neighbourhood: Albaicín
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Stamatis K
115 contributions
Nice monastery
Sep. 2018 • Solo
I was waiting for the time to pass by so I stumbled upon the monastery. I didn't get inside but it was beautiful and peaceful in the morning.
Written 20 September 2018
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Andre L
Kuwait City, Kuwait2,666 contributions
tranquil peaceful place
Jul. 2017 • Family
Isabel la Católica ordered the construction of the convent of Santa Isabel la Real in 1504, just 12 years after the capture of Granada. Thus, the first convent for women of Granada was born, which, according to its original charter, should have been erected in the Alhambra.
Written 22 June 2018
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zobi2016
Stockholm, Sweden231 contributions
Beautiful church interior
May 2018 • Solo
Beautifully carved wooden ceiling in the church.
Active nuns, heard their prayers in the church rear end.
Written 9 May 2018
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Nomadman411978
London, UK3,169 contributions
Fine convent
Nov. 2017 • Solo
Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real looks an outstanding building from the outside but unfortunately was closed. It was founded in the 16th century by Queen Isabel the Catholic as a convent for nuns and we are told it housed over 100 nuns.
Written 5 January 2018
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kada09
northern calif50 contributions
Buying dulces from the cloistered nuns at Monastery Santa Isabel
May 2017 • Couples
On the road down from Mirador San Nicholas in Granada there is a plaza and a monastery Santa Isabel la Real. The church attached to the monastery was closed when we visited, but we were instead in search of the tradition of the dulces that the nuns sell through a small circular door in the monastery courtyard wall. Many people walked in the courtyard without seeing the small sign, ringer and notice about the sales to cookies and sweets. We had heard about it from our bike guide and again at our hotel. On the day we stopped and rang the bell they had 3 or 4 kinds of cookies— coco (macaroons) chocolate (sugar cookies w/ chocolate) and several other kinds. we spoke our order and places our 4.5 Euros on the shelf and the cookies went around ane were presented to us. We heard there are 2-3 cloisters where the religious orders make sweets or special breads. Very special way to connect with very old practices. We wondered what the nuns do besides makes sweets. Hopefully they pray and work for peace too?
Written 25 May 2017
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aspiring_tokaloshe
New York City, NY30 contributions
Ring Once for Cookies
Apr. 2017 • Couples
Meandering through the Albayzin neighborhood filled with charm and fantastic views of the Alhambra, you suddenly sense your appetite growing at a remarkable clip when you stumble upon a monastery. This is no ordinary monastery, however.

Making your way to the back of the building you stumble upon a sign put up by the cloistered nuns that cookies are, in fact, sold here. Salvation! You ring the bell and open a wooden door to find a selection of baked goods before you. In your best Spanish, you request what you would like, place the money on a Lazy Susan and, a few seconds later, your treats appear before you. It is a remarkable concept that would do very well in the East Village of Manhattan, but - until the hipsters get wise to this method of cookie dissemination - enjoy the novelty and quality of the fare produced by these nuns.

The baked goods are first rate -- we got the chocolate empanadas and, while we did not try everything, are almost certain that you can't go wrong.
Written 13 April 2017
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Sara H
Melbourne, Australia680 contributions
Cloistered Nuns with wicked baking skills
Sep. 2016 • Family
We were on a walking tour of Granada when our guide led us through the unassuming gates of the Monastery to purchase some sweets. And what a treat it was. The nuns here are cloistered, and thus sheltered from view. They bake a range of amazing goods and then sell them to supplement the income of the church. The transaction is made via a lazy susan, which rotates to deliver the goods and the money. If you go you must try the coconut macaroons, they were absolutely divine. The monastery is located in the Albayzin.
Written 27 February 2017
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taiscealai
Brisbane, Australia55 contributions
almond and orange shortbread
Sep. 2016 • Family
Took the boys up the hill to visit this cloistered monastery for some afternoon tea. The entrance isn't immediately apparent - it's off Santa Isabel la Real, through an archway into the courtyard. Follow that straight to the back and you'll see the little door on the left.
Baked goods were lovely
Written 15 September 2016
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MegMarTravel
St. Catharines, Canada199 contributions
Get some baked goods!
Jun. 2016 • Family
This is a small monastery with active cloistered nuns. The building itself is pretty although we only visited the outside. If you are in the area, this is worth visiting. Through the courtyard you will see a small door and a bell. Ring the bell and open the door. The nuns will present to you some baked goods that they have made. You let them know what you want to buy, place the money on the revolving shelf and they give you the baked goods. My kids loved this and we went 3 times! The treats were all so delicious!
Written 9 July 2016
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Miguelito2020
Granada, Spain33 contributions
Wonderful experience
Sep. 2015 • Couples
stopping to buy some cakes in the monastery is a wonderful experience. The nuns are cloistered so they live behind the walls. There is a small wooden door with a sign that says "Hay Dulces" or "sweets available". You ring a little bell and then a voice behind the door tells you, in Spanish, to please pull on the chain. When you pull the door opens up and a very old wooded lazy SUSAN appears with some cakes and their prices. You take what you want, leave your money, and the lazy susan delivers the money to the nun behind the wall. PLUS.. The cakes are great all natural ingredients.
Written 22 September 2015
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