Visiting the Monastery of the Cartuja de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Granada is a pleasant surprise, as it is a hidden gem and a masterpiece of Spanish and Andalusian Baroque architecture.
The beauty, the calm of the place and the richness of its roofs, crafts, sculpture as well as its temple and tabernacle will pleasantly surprise you at the simple appearance of the founding order of the Carthusians, a silent and austere order, like its founder. Saint Bruno.
The work of the Carthusian monk Fray Juan Sánchez Cotán stands out.
Details and history that a specialist guide will make you live.
Visiting the Monastery of the Cartuja de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Granada is a pleasant surprise, as it is a hidden jewel and a masterpiece of Spanish and Andalusian Baroque architecture.
The Monastery of the Cartuja de Granada, a Baroque masterpiece, and maximum exponent of Spanish and Andalusian Baroque architecture. Its construction began thanks to the transfer of some land by the Great Captain, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, although he finally disassociated himself from the project. In 1516 the works that would last three centuries were restarted, of which only a part is preserved, due to the destruction of some parts, and it remained inhabited until 1835. Some parts, such as the church, the sacristy and the tabernacle contain a generous decoration, where the work of the master Federico Hurtado Izquierdo stands out in the last one.
The monastery has a large artistic collection, highlighting paintings by the Carthusian Juan Sánchez Cotán. The succession of profusely decorated chapels is impressive.
10 minutes before in front of main door
Spanish and English (occasionally, the guided tour can be bilingual).
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.
Comfortable footwear is recommended and in summer elements that protect from the sun.
Aprox. 2 hours