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“Heavenly!”

Monasterio de San Bernardo
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I've submitted a change of the address because the previous wasn't accurate. It's on a side street off the Carrera del Darro. There'a a sign but still I went down the wrong road (it's not where the White Nest Hostel is), it's the one before (if coming from Plaza Nueva) - Calle Gloria.

The attraction here is the biscuits (or cookies or sweets or whatever you want to call them) handmade by the Cistercian nuns housed in the monastery. They tasted divine (see my photo). I bought half a kilo - I should have bought more.

You see, you don't see what you're going to buy. You walk into an empty courtyard. There's a list of prices and instructions. You don't get to see the goods. You ring a bell, someone answers, you state what you want, a few minutes later, a small window slides open, you hand over the €€, the nun hands you a box.

You can see their goods on the website. I bought a "medio kilo de surtido de dulces" - a mix of "sweets". Practise saying that in Spanish. Prices was 6€ for 500g, 12€ for 1kg.

Feel free to ask me any questions.

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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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