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Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real

Calle Santa Isabel La Real 15, 18010 Granada, Spain
+34 657 40 67 20
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Buying dulces from the cloistered nuns at Monastery Santa Isabel

On the road down from Mirador San Nicholas in Granada there is a plaza and a monastery Santa Isabel... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kada09
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northern calif
Ring Once for Cookies

Meandering through the Albayzin neighborhood filled with charm and fantastic views of the Alhambra... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
aspiring_tokaloshe
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Calle Santa Isabel La Real 15, 18010 Granada, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank kada09
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank aspiring_tokaloshe
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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...More

Thank taiscealai
Reviewed 9 July 2016

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...More

Thank MegMarTravel
Reviewed 22 September 2015

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...More

2  Thank Miguelito2020
Reviewed 6 July 2015

It is a pity that such a nice place is so difficult to visit. We visited the monastery on a Saturday after booking the day before through an association called “Granada conventual”. The abbess and another nun greeted us behind a grill and then we...More

1  Thank Eduardo V
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We attempted to see this monastery on two occasions. The opening times were incorrect in our edition of the Rough Guide, but we saw that we could visit at 11am on either Friday or Saturday. The sign on the door requests that you book first,...More

Thank tamary2013
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