Monasterio Cartuja, Granada

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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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  • It may seem a bit austere from the outside and once you go around the cloister, you may think it looks like other monastery. Then you will enter a main room that will surprise you with its 2 rooms depending on whether the host was a religious home or a "civilian" retired and then will come 2 other rooms totally different in their colors, their atmospheres. Small bonus, in the morning at the opening you will not be disturbed by the crowd.
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  • We loved this place full of charm and quiet. Very pure and quiet place, really sublime. It's a big crush on us. I highly recommend. An Audio guide is included in the ticket for curious and history buffs.
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  • 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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