The Monastery of Cartuja - Serene, Austere and Fasinating Place to SeeMonasterio de la Cartuja was formerly a Roman cemetery. In 1506 the Great Captain donated land to the monks so that they could build the Monastery.
Construction was interrupted so that three centuries later it was still not completed.
You can enter the Cartuja Monastery through a simple patio with arches. Inside the monastery you will first see the Refectory and the Church.
The Church has a single nave divided into three parts. The first part was for the monks, the second part immediately behind this for the laity, and the third, near the door of the church, was for the people.
What really has given fame to the Monastery of the Cartuja in Granada is the sacristy, to the left of the presbytery.
The Chapel has a dazzling appearance hard to describe because of the chromatic richness of its marbles.
The Cartuja Monastery is an example of a unique Baroque style and offers great paintings and sculptures of the Granada School.
Entrance Price of the Cartuja Monstery- Individual (over 13 years) with free audioguide: 5 euros.
- Groups with free radio guide: 5 euros.
- Schools from Granada: free during school hours (previous reservation required).
- Disabled > 33%: free.
- School and university students from 13 to 25 years old: on student card 3.5 euros.
- Children up to 12 years: free.
Cartuja Monstery Opening HoursThe Cartuja Monastery is open from Monday to Friday and Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00 hours, Saturday from 10 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 20:00 hours.
Location and How to Get to The MonasteryThe Cartuja Monastery is located on the outskirts of Granada, about two miles from the city centre, so it's best to take any of these city buses number: 8, U1 or U3.
The stop where to get off is either 'Science Education' or 'Paseo de Cartuja'.
If you prefer to go by taxi, it will cost you about 6 euros from the centre.
Address: Cartuja Monstery, Paseo de Cartuja, Granada. Phone: 958 161 932
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Leaflet available in EnglishWould be great to have a leaflet available in English. This is such a beautiful place and I wanted to know more about what I was seeing as I walked around (Sally).