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  • Address: Paseo de la Cartuja, Granada, Spain
  • Hours: Summer: 10am - 1pm, 4pm - 8pm Mon - Sat, 10am - 12pm Sundays
  • Admission: € 3.50

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La Cartuja Monastery (Monasterio de la Cartuja)

The church of the Monasterio de la Cartuja is where Spanish late-Baroque hits its lavish heights. It was begun in the 16th century and building continued for another three centuries; it was never completed.

The Carthusian monks that lived in the Monasterio de la Cartuja lived a humble life. They practiced silence, ate simple vegetarian fare and spent their time praying, studying, working and making rosary beads from rose petals (you can still buy these from the souvenir shop). But their low-key lifestyle must have been made up for by the wild profusion of their surroundings.

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The exterior of the Monasterio de la Cartuja is plain enough, but once inside, the eye is fed on cream and brown swirls of edible-looking marble, a courtyard paved in patterned stone, ornate carvings and of course, gilt gilt and more gilt!

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Skip the Line: Alhambra Walking Tour and Private Sightseeing Flight

See Alhambra by land and air on this private sightseeing tour from Granada. Skip the lines at the UNESCO-listed palace complex and head directly inside with ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Private Tour: Historical Granada, Granada, Air Tours
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Private Tour: Historical Granada

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Immerse yourself in Granada's rich history on this informative Private sightseeing tour of the city as you meander through the old quarter of Albaycin, visit ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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