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Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja)

Plaza de la cartuja s/n, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 61 21 06
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Interesting monastery

Beautiful intact monastery where Chopin tried to recover from illness. The rooms are well... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
rkmoy
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Orange County, CA
A bit expensive for what is shown and explained

A bit expensive for what is shown and explained. I read a note saying the tour guide made it... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Alstromeria33
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Paris, France
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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 who inhabited it in an incredible way which make it a real enjoyment for all age groups.
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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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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.

Thank rkmoy
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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

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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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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Located on Mallorca's north coast in the village of Valldemossa is the late 14th century Carthusian Monastery with many exhibits intact from when it housed monks up to the 1830's. Entry price is about €9 and a visit should be completed within 90 mins including...More

Thank Ross D
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Took the time to tour the portion of the Monastery where Frederic Chopin lived and created. The scenery from his living area was very nice to see.

Thank rmc_colorado
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The Carthusian Monastery ( Cartoixa de Valldemossa) existed from 1399. Here lived the Polish composer Frederic Chopin and the French writer George Sand. Today the monastery is a museum and open to the public to showcase the antique things of the ancient times. Tickets prices:...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit. It takes around 45 minutes to see the whole thing and there is much to see. The cells are carefully laid out and give a good impression of life here in the past. The Prior's quarters are especially...More

Thank Alan F
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Fun place to tour. We can learn a lot of science about buildings that are so antique and surrounded by beautiful scenery as a stress medicine. Parking and security facilities are assured.

Thank spectacular2014
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I last visited this attraction in 1972 so it was lovely to return! As others have remarked, the ticket situation here is rather complicated but we bought the main €9 ticket that allows entry to everything other than Chopin's cell. Chopin's cell has a different...More

3  Thank francophileonthemove
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This monastery is a wealth of artefacts helping us to visualize the life of monks as well as the eclectic elegance of writers and artists over several centuries. It also contains one of the most complete and rarest "pharmacy" showing how herbs, oils and sirups...More

Thank colon33
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cheekylynn
28 April 2017|
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Response from vertig0 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have to pay any extra last November. The concert was about 20 minutes. Very nice :) Actually, we stayed many hours in the monastery due to terrible weather.
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Cindy D
20 March 2017|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
Separate areas but within the same complex. Plan at least one hour visit. The Choppin museum is a separate admission fee. Lovey, interesting area, turbulent times in the life of the music master genius.
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