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Beautiful church interior

Beautifully carved wooden ceiling in the church. Active nuns, heard their prayers in the church... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
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Fine convent

Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real looks an outstanding building from the outside but unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
London, United Kingdom
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9 May 2018
“Beautiful church interior ”
5 Jan 2018
“Fine convent”
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

I was waiting for the time to pass by so I stumbled upon the monastery. I didn't get inside but it was beautiful and peaceful in the morning.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StamatisK31
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Isabel la Católica ordered the construction of the convent of Santa Isabel la Real in 1504, just 12 years after the capture of Granada. Thus, the first convent for women of Granada was born, which, according to its original charter, should have been erected in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Beautifully carved wooden ceiling in the church. Active nuns, heard their prayers in the church rear end.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank zobi2016
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real looks an outstanding building from the outside but unfortunately was closed. It was founded in the 16th century by Queen Isabel the Catholic as a convent for nuns and we are told it housed over 100 nuns.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 25 May 2017

On the road down from Mirador San Nicholas in Granada there is a plaza and a monastery Santa Isabel la Real. The church attached to the monastery was closed when we visited, but we were instead in search of the tradition of the dulces that...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank kada09
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Meandering through the Albayzin neighborhood filled with charm and fantastic views of the Alhambra, you suddenly sense your appetite growing at a remarkable clip when you stumble upon a monastery. This is no ordinary monastery, however. Making your way to the back of the building...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were on a walking tour of Granada when our guide led us through the unassuming gates of the Monastery to purchase some sweets. And what a treat it was. The nuns here are cloistered, and thus sheltered from view. They bake a range of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 839SaraH839
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Took the boys up the hill to visit this cloistered monastery for some afternoon tea. The entrance isn't immediately apparent - it's off Santa Isabel la Real, through an archway into the courtyard. Follow that straight to the back and you'll see the little door...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank taiscealai
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is a small monastery with active cloistered nuns. The building itself is pretty although we only visited the outside. If you are in the area, this is worth visiting. Through the courtyard you will see a small door and a bell. Ring the bell...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank MegMarTravel
Reviewed 22 September 2015

stopping to buy some cakes in the monastery is a wonderful experience. The nuns are cloistered so they live behind the walls. There is a small wooden door with a sign that says "Hay Dulces" or "sweets available". You ring a little bell and then...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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25 July 2017|
Response from kada09 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the hours. When we went in May, 2017, the convent and church were closed for restoration but the little door to the bakery of the cloistered convent was open. Your should be able to find it on a map, ask your... More