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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. Plan to see Monasterio Cartuja and other attractions that appeal to you using our Granada vacation generator.
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  • We got the bus up here from the centre of town, it's a climb so I wouldn't recommend walking. A lot of the monastery land is now lost, but the cloister remains with the church and a number of rooms wi...  more »
  • If you have time you must go to visit la Cartuja. The cloister is beautiful and has fantastic paintings. After the thousands of people you have around when you visit the Alhambra, it is such a pleasur...  more »
  • The lovely cloister and the ornate church, as well as the art in the rooms around the cloister, are well worth the short trip outside the center of Granada. Parking is available right in front (just d...  more »
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  • A must see in Granada - it's worth walking a bit till its location. Unique marble sacristy and tabernacle in spanish baroque style
  • Opposite the Residensia universitario where i stay
  • A wonder of monument worth visiting it. A maravilla de monumento, vale la pena visit
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  • Very nice everything! Paintings, chapel with much detail... but beware! In photos cannot be taken
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  • Shocking. Precious jewel of the Baroque.
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Granada is built in a valley looking up to the majestic Alhambra, and most visitors choose to stay where the view can be admired. Plaza Nueva, just down the hill from the Alhambra entry gates, constitutes the touristic center of the city. Many of the famous free-tapas bars and lively restaurants line this famous plaza, as well as a number of small hotels and apartment rentals. Found directly behind the plaza are the city's two historical old Moorish quarters, Albayzín and El Sacramonte, which are characterized by their narrow winding streets and picturesque whitewashed buildings. Here you'll find a number of charming hotels with hillside views of the Alhambra and city center.
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