Monasterio Cartuja, Granada

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Considered one of the most beautiful monasteries in the country and a fine example of Spanish Baroque architecture, Monasterio Cartuja took around 300 years to build. Sculptures and paintings fill its flamboyantly decorated interior, and you can’t miss the dome mural. Notice the way the geometric surfaces echo each other, and think of this as the Christian reply to the Moorish Alhambra. Consider taking the bus to reach this attraction. Note: no photography is allowed. Arrange your visit to Monasterio Cartuja and discover more family-friendly attractions in Granada using our Granada online trip maker.
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  • Monasterio de la Cartuja it's one of the most magnificent buildings you can visit in Grenade, and overall in Spain! The ceilings are absolutely breathtaking. The monastery and the church were empty.....  more »
  • Completely taken aback by this astonishing gem. It's just a short walk from the town centre, 30 minutes or 5 in a taxi. Yet hardly anyone goes there and certainly very few non Spanish visitors. Yet...  more »
  • This place was a real surprise. Fantastic audio guide. Amazing art work. When we went about an hour before it closed it was so quiet there was only a handful of people which is great. It’s so much nicer to appreciate these ancient places without the hordes of tourists. It’s well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful monastery with a very good audio tour explaining about the building, the Carthusian way of living and the art. The chapel is also stunning and full of details. The contrast between the area's for the monks and the chapel is fascinating. Just a little outside the city center. Easy to walk to or to take the Granada tour train

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