Holidays in Granada Charterhouse

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Granada Charterhouse which includes château or palace and heritage architecture

Step through the austere façade of this ancient religious complex and into one of the grandest and most lavishly decorated Carthusian monasteries in Spain.

Granada Charterhouse’s plain façade betrays little hint of the extravagant décor within, a blend of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The monastery site was founded in 1506 for a religious order of Carthusian monks and took more than 300 years to build. Today it is one of Granada’s premier attractions and remains one of the best-preserved examples of Spanish Baroque architecture in the world.

Step through the entrance and follow the crowds through the large courtyard, up the stairs and into the church. This is the most elaborate part of the monastic complex. Admire the four sculptures at the front of the church including an effigy of St. Bruno who founded the Carthusian Order. Study the many paintings and carvings on the walls and ceilings and look for the canopy of wood and mirrors above the main altar.

Enter the Sancta Sanctorum behind the altar. At its center is an ostentatious tabernacle in marble and jasper. On the sides of this large vessel are four golden statues, and stored inside is the Eucharist, the consecrated bread used at Holy Communion. Note the carved figures of saints on the walls and turn your gaze to the frescoed ceiling by beloved Spanish painter Antonio Palomino.

If you want to know more about the history of the Carthusian Order, study the paintings in the Refectory by artist and monk Juan Sánchez Cotán. They tell stories of how the monks were persecuted for their faith. The series includes dramatic depictions of monks being martyred in England during the reign of King Henry VIII. Note that some of the images are violent. When it’s time for a break head to the central cloister and relax by the fountain and orange tress.

Granada Charterhouse is 1.9 miles (2.5 kilometers) from the city center. The distance can be walked in under half an hour. If you don’t want to walk, several bus lines and taxis run to the monastery. The rich artistic heritage of Granada Charterhouse can be enjoyed on any day of the week for a small admission charge.

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Hotel Anacapri
Hotel Anacapri
3 out of 5
The price is AU$121 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in Central District, this hotel is steps away from Calle Elvira and Granada Cathedral. Calle Gran Via de Colon and Isabel la Catolica Plaza are also ...
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"This place is clean, staff is super friendly and very helpful. we enjoyed our stay there. Location is perfect, it's walking distance to places of interest."

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NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
4 out of 5
Puerta Real, 3, Granada, Granada
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The price is AU$145 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in Central District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Calle Navas and Granada Cathedral. Granada City Council and Fuentes de las Batallas are ...
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"Excellent location and property conditions"

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Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
3 out of 5
Cuesta Santa Ines 9, Granada, Granada
The price is AU$138 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Located in Albaicín, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Carrera del Darro and Granada Cathedral. Palacio de Los Olvidados Museum and La Concepcion ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (710 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel but could use a few modern conveniences. :)"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

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Hotel Allegro Granada by Barceló
Hotel Allegro Granada by Barceló
4 out of 5
Avenida Pulianas 10, Granada, Granada
The price is AU$83 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
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NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
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Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
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The price is AU$138 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
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Hotel Alhambra Palace
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Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection
Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection
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The price is AU$316 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
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Eurostars Catedral Hotel
Eurostars Catedral Hotel
4 out of 5
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The price is AU$160 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
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Barceló Granada Congress
Barceló Granada Congress
5 out of 5
The price is AU$98 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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