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Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja)

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Marvelous views

It is definitely one of very important place on the map of Mallorca for Polish people. After all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joannawkpl
Lovely village

We booked a day trip here from Palma and it was a treat. The mini bus pick up was on time and we... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Terry H
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The charterhouse was founded as a royal residence and later converted into a monastery of the Carthusian order, until its secularisation in 1835. Now it's open to the public to showcase the antique things of the ancient times and the story of those...more
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Plaza de la cartuja s/n, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
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+34 971 61 21 06
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We visited this Monastery as a shore excursion from our recent cruise.Valldemossa is a beautiful,scenic, mountain village with this huge monastery in the center.It was the home to Frederik Chopin and his companion George Sand for a winter.George Sand wrote her book- A Winter in...More

29  Thank SheilaKentucky
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 February 2013

From the hype we were expecting great things of Valldemossa. We came away very disappointed. The little town is very ordinary, only enlivened by the Coll Bardolet Cultural Centre, which is a wonderfully restored building with some fine displays. The biggest disappointment, however, was the...More

14  Thank JeffreyF_11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is definitely one of very important place on the map of Mallorca for Polish people. After all Chopin used to live there- there are some strong Polish points there worth seeing. Beside the historical side- I am not the biggest fan- there are also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For 9 Euros a person there isn’t that much to see. The Miro collection is small and the Archduke section is not that big. It is interesting to see the monastery itself and to see how the monks lived tho.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well organized tour by CajunPride Swamp Tours an hour drive from New Orleans this site reveals life of Four generations of the Du Parc creole family and the impact of their lives on both slave masters and slaves this historic places till has the main...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We booked a day trip here from Palma and it was a treat. The mini bus pick up was on time and we had a well informed guide who spoke three languages ( Spanish, English and German) We went on a guided tour of the...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 19 September 2018

There are a bunch of small exhibits including impressionist and modern art exhibits within the old Monastery. The Carthusian Monks were booted out in the mid to late 1800's and the place was privatized. Very interesting view of the Carthusian lifestyle as well as lots...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Top tip - take a photo of your car parking ticket and get a discount on your admission ticket. We paid €17.50 for 2 adults rather than €19. Monastery is right in the centre of this small town. Reasonably large with several rooms (cells). Free...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are a Chopin lover. He was here in the winter of 1838 with his mistress George Sand after they got thrown out in Palma for not being married. The Carthusian monks took them in. It was a miserable winter...More

Thank Remy D
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Beautiful intact monastery where Chopin tried to recover from illness. The rooms are well preserved and has lots of interesting art there. Nice to walk through and learn a little history and culture. Views of the valley are beautiful from here.

1  Thank rkmoy
Reviewed 14 May 2018

A bit expensive for what is shown and explained. I read a note saying the tour guide made it interesting. I want to believe a guide can add a lot to this visit, as the explanations and displays in the monastery are rather poor. The...More

Thank Alstromeria33
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The tour guide is the one that made this tour interesting. We did this tour as part of the Oceania Land Excursions. I would say this tour was well worth it. I wish we had more time to do shopping here so that is the...More

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zed741
9 August 2018|
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Response from Cartuja de Vall... V | Property representative |
Children under 10 years old are free. Up to 16 years old they pay € 4. There are many stories that can be entertaining for children. The schools visit the Charterhouse continuously.
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cheekylynn
28 April 2017|
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Response from Cartuja de Vall... V | Property representative |
The piano recital is included in the entrance to the Monastery and the Palace of King Sancho.
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Cindy D
20 March 2017|
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Response from Cartuja de Vall... V | Property representative |
The Monastery, the Palace and the second most important collection of sheet music, manuscripts and objects of Chopin in the world are included in the same entry. There is a separate entrance to visit Cell 4. The visit lasts... More
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