Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja), Valldemossa

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Built originally as a royal residence Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja) was converted into a monastery in 1399 and is now a museum. The monks left in 1835 as a result of a national decree authorizing the Spanish government to take over religious properties. The main church of this well-preserved monastery is still in use. You can tour the church, some of the monks’ former living quarters, library, dining room, old pharmacy, and garden. To visit Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja) on your holiday in Valldemossa, and find out what else Valldemossa has to offer, use our Valldemossa travel itinerary maker.
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  • This is another must visit attraction in Mallorca (obviously after a foam party in Shagaluf). The Monastery is solemn and dignified with a matched temperature offering a break from the high temps outs...  more »
  • Palace which was the residence of King Sancho I of Majorca, then the possessions were ceded to the Carthusian monks. In it he wrote something Frederic Chopin. The schedules change between winter and summer. A March Saturday closed 17:30. It has pleasant gardens that can access freely.
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  • So, every Mallorca tourists must visit the village of Valldemossa. The former monastery of the Carthusian order crowns this mountain village. The most famous advertising of Valldemossa are the French writer George Sand and her Polish lover, the composer Frédéric Chopin. They spent a little relaxing winter holiday in the drafty and cold cells of the Carthusian monastery here in 1838/39. In her travelogue blasphemed the Frenchwoman on Mallorca and the locals. The cells used by the monks inhabited now serve as exhibition rooms with different themes. Best known are the cells of 2 and 4, which were inhabited by sand and Chopin in the winter. The monastery shows also an old pharmacy, a printing press from 1662, and an exhibition of Archduke Ludwig Salvator. Admission in the Charterhouse is due for adult whopping € 8.50 -, one wants to go to the cell of Chopin, then € 4 the not enough again! This high price is not justified, because the displayed is manageable and limited interest. My Tip: the beautiful garden of the monastery is beautifully and without having to visit the entrance fee.
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  • Nice village in the mountains good for a half day trip to cool down from the beach. Historic houses, churches and public places. We went seeing Chopin room in the monastery and enjoyed his garden and the view
  • Beautiful church that represents a picturesque village of Mallorca which the tourist can not miss.
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  • A beautiful place to visit, and the people also, I recommend.
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  • The cost of excursions include visiting the monastery, inhabited by George sand and Frederic Chopin, the Church at a monastery, Royal Palace. Description in Russian get when buying a ticket.
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