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“Something a bit different”
Review of Monasterio Cartuja

Monasterio Cartuja
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US$105.28*
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Private Tour: Historical Granada
Ranked #21 of 215 things to do in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Something a bit different”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We visited the monastery mainly to go for a walk out of the main tourist part of town. The trip was worth it and is a fairly easy walk up from Plaza Nueva. The facade of the building is impressive as are the paintings contained within it. Downside is that the brochure is only available in Spanish, as are the descriptions of the paintings so we kept without much knowledge of the monastery's history. Still, it was good to get out of the centre of town.

Visited June 2014
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Better than The Alhambra?”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The grandeur of the chapels, the master artworks of Sanchez Copán and others, and the detailed ornamentation of gold, silver and marble make this stop essential in Granada. Also, given the modest 4 Euro entrance fee (less for 65 and over), it is one of the city's best bargains.

Signs say no photos, but that didn't stop the tour groups we observed. At the least I would recommend no flash. There is sufficient light for decent photos if you are inclined to ignore the site regulations. Allow a minimum of one hour to visit.

I recommend stopping at the gift shop and asking about the rose petal rosary beads. They make for a good story even if you don't wish to buy them, fairly expensive at 40 Euros - about $55.

Visited May 2014
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Sweden
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Don't miss this!”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

I was not prepared to be so impressed by this monestary. Fantastic paintings. The subject of most of them was rather gruesome with depictions of munks dying in various horrible ways. The English are NOT nice people in these paintings :-)
And then you enter the church of the monestary: MAGIC! The decoration are amazing. Don't miss the ceiling. To bad you are not allowed to take photos.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Cartuja”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

So many paintings, I thought i was in a museum. I assumed that monasteries were poor, but not this one.

Visited April 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Amazing, breath taking”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Don't miss it out - it isn't allowed to take pictures; it is most probably one of the most spectacular historical buildings in Spain!

Visited April 2014
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