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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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Time travel

This is a fantastic place to visit. It takes around 45 minutes to see the whole thing and there is... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Alan F
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Fun place to tour. We can learn a lot of science about buildings that are so antique and surrounded... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Jember, Indonesia
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Famous composer Fredrick Chopin once stayed at this former medieval monastery with his then-lover, George Sand.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Plaza de la cartuja s/n, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 61 21 06
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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
Reviewed 11 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
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

1  Thank francophileonthemove
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The Carthusian monastery is right in the center of Valldemossa. There are several interesting rooms such as a church, pharmacy dating to 1779, Prior's cell and a library with very old books. There is also a exhibit room with paintings as well as gardens. It...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Maybe you are driving to Deia or Soller but it would be a mistake to just drive through Valldemossa. It is a beautiful village with an interesting history. The monastery is well worth the visit. the views from the monks cells across the valley are...More

Thank hpbeebie
Reviewed 15 August 2017

. . . Trailing on SheliaKentucky's excellent and detailed review . . . it was not only interesting to see how the Monk's actually lived, but also to hear about the vow of silence the Monk's took. To this day, I still have a knit...More

Thank cgoethe2016
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Walked from our hotel and arrived at opening time. Very interesting grounds and rooms and a photographers dream. Enjoyed the Chopin and George Sand spent time here and have very interesting exhibits. Enjoyed the Miro gallery section and overall thought it was a real pleasant...More

Thank SteveC28
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting the Chopin and George Sands museum, then the monastery is right beside it , an extension of it in fact and historically and architecturally interesting.

Thank Marilyn-Chantal C
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I loved every bit about this monastery visit. There is an art gallery with modern art. The views over the valley are spectacular. I could imagine Chopin's piano music wafting through the building as I walked through the gardens. It was lovely. I recommend this...More

Thank Linda147
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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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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.