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Monasterio Cartuja

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Address: Camino de Alfacar, s/n, Granada, Spain
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+34 958 16 19 32
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Skip the Line: Alhambra Walking Tour and Private Sightseeing Flight

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I always like to visit La Caruja when I go to Granada. It has a very beautiful chapel that takes the breath away. This time we noted that the monastery is being restored and it is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Malaga, Spain
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The chapel is quite unusual and very beautiful, but photos are prohibited and you cannot buy any decent ones to remember it by. Overall, it's interesting, but I would give priority to other religious sites in Granada.

Thank Allan L
Hindhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went here based on trip advisor reviews. 40 minutes is all you need unless you are really into this type of thing. Very calming atmosphere but not very calming paintings in the monastery depicting monks being executed! About 15 minutes walk up a gentle incline (but flat for the last five minutes) from the LAC bus stop. Note if you... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I always like to visit La Caruja when I go to Granada. It has a very beautiful chapel that takes the breath away. This time we noted that the monastery is being restored and it is much better than it was 2 years ago.

Thank BennyMalaga
Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

At walking distance from main touristic attractions, the contrast between the sobriety and the opulence of baroque, both of the Chartreuse order monks. Most of the time, I was the only person around: great chance as compared with the crowded Alhambra. I spent 1:30 in ecstasy (but it can be done in 30 min).

Thank Christian G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit this place, although we had been put off by a post saying it was a bit far out...Well we walked there from the Granada Cathedral in about 20 mins (a gentle uphill walk, nowhere as steep as the walk up to the Alhambra). This monastery is a delightful building... the main Temple Presbyterian and Santorum are decorated... More 

Thank Daddywales
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

It's an interesting building and has an intricate chapel but I personally didn't think it was that soecial. It's a bit out of the way from the centre but I suppose would be worth the visit if you're interested in monasteries.

Thank 944jess
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The monastery is NOT as well known as Alhambra, but it should be! It is a high baroque jewel and is absolutely breathtaking! The main altar is amazing, glittering in gold and various color marbles! The grounds and a little museum of religious paintings are very interesting as well. If you have a car, it's easy to get to and... More 

Thank alewsha
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must see in Granada it's a gem of a monastery from the 1516 and has not been used since the 1800s. It is very ornate

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This monastery is a little out of the touristic itinerary but it should not be neglected! If you look at its location on the map it seems far away but in fact it's only 20-30 min walk from Plaza Nueva. I will only mention it's tabernacle, which is absolutely amazing. In sheer contrast with the austerity of this circasian monastery,... More 

Thank ailenroc13
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

One of the most underrated places in Spain. However it's an excellent place and it's a must to visit. It needs some maintenance however in current conditions it's amazing.

Thank Rabih S

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