Granada Charterhouse

Granada, Spain

Granada Charterhouse  is one of the finest examples of Spanish Baroque architecture. The charterhouse was founded in 1506; construction started ten years later, and continued for the following 300 years. While the exterior is a tame ember in comparison, the interior of the monastery's is a flamboyant explosion of ornamentation. Its complex echoing geometric surfaces make of it one of the masterpieces of Churrigueresque style.

The most striking features include the tabernacle, constructed to a design by Francisco Hurtado Izquierdo, the church and the famous sacristy, built between 1727 and 1764 by Luis de Arévalo and F. Manuel Vasquez. The charterhouse displays an extensive collection of paintings, prominent among which the works of Fray Juan Sánchez Cotán.

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Founded: 1506
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Douglas Newman (2 months ago)
It is a very nice Church. A little different than most. It is predominantly white inside.
Louie Duarte (19 months ago)
Wonderful place, stunning, I couldn't believe humans made this work of art. Not just la cartuja but everything you will find in Granada will blow your mind. My favorite city in the world, and I've seen a lot.
June Blakely (19 months ago)
Taken here by close Spanish friends. It is a lovely peaceful place.
Kyle Chen (21 months ago)
The audio is devoted and gave a lot of detail. The monastery is not very big but well maintained. Recommend to walk up there to enjoy the view on the way.
Jon Sung (2 years ago)
A hidden gem. Simple exterior contrasted with highly ornate inside. A bit far from downtown and thus you should plan on transportation (not many taxis seen there)
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