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“Cookies from sequestered nuns”

Monasterio de San Bernardo
Reviewed 28 June 2014

How wonderful to make a connection, however brief, with sequestered nuns.
This is only 20 meters down a side alley from del Darro.
You enter a hallway and ring a bell and after a few minutes a nun comes to a concealed old wooden turntable to speak to you. There are helpful instructions in English that explain how to ask for the cookies (or wine) in appropriately polite Spanish and exchange the money/cookies via the turntable.
We glimpsed an elderly nun through a narrow crack in tne turntable and she waved happily at our three sons who so enjoyed this experience.

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

What a treat to experience and to indulge yourself, with the cookies made from the nuns!These ladies certainly know how to bake and make these delicious cookies. I felt spoiled, and I felt so looked after as you can imagine the nuns working hard to make these delicious cookies for the public, and visitors. I felt so blessed by the nuns, who make these absolutely wonderful treats! It was a cool experience not to see the nun but to exchange money with her through the window. What a cool , unique experience! Everyone should visit this place!

1  Thank Valerie M
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Fantastic experience! Looks like you are in an old movie! You ring the bell, place your order according to the instructions in several languages, and then you see half smiling face thru the window and you get your box of cookies! Pay attention when you pass in front of the Monastery, you don't want to miss this!

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

It was such a charming experience to purchase the cookies at the convent. It was easy to find the entrance in the narrow 'Gloria' street/passageway, off the Carrera del Darro which runs alongside the river. Instructions in how to make your purchase, in English and Spanish, are displayed. I expected not to see the nun but the exchange of money for the box of cookies took place in the window at the side of the wooden turntable. I purchased the mixture of cookies, which came in a box, and some had icing sugar, finely chopped nuts and some aromatic spice that I didn't recognise. Lovely cookies, and a unique and authentic buying experience in Granada.

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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Fabulous, yummy cookies (and wine?) from the hidden nuns.
Whist heading up the scenic Carrera Del Darro road by the river, look out for the whitewashed convent with entrance 20m up an alley 'Gloria' - follow the small hardwrittenl sign directing visitors to some yummy treats. Full instructions on how to order are given once you enter the porch. We bought a half kilo (assorted) and there were LOADS - although hard to see in photo as some have white icing sugar.
Note: you don't have to buy a full kilo - they will do halves -- or maybe even less).
Comes in nice box - make excellent present.
Cash only - but seem to be open all day - ring bell for attention.

Although you're not strictly supposed to see the nuns during the transaction - we were greeted by one that so delightful she'd have been cast for of the Sound of Music :)

Address: Monasterio de San Bernardo, Calle Gloria, 2 (just off the Carrera Del Darro the road at the foot of the Alahambra by the river).

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