Monasteries of La Cartuja and San Jerónimo: From Baroque to Renaissance
Duration Approximately 2,5 hours
Total price for the group (1-10 ppl): 185.00€
- Extra ticket for Adults: 0€ p.p.
- Each extra person above the maximum allowed will have an extra charge: 0.00€ (include monument ticket)
WHAT WILL WE DO?
With your private guide, you will learn all the details about these two emblematic monasteries and the important people who are part of their history.
In 1513 work began on what is today considered an unrivalled jewel of the Hispanic Baroque, the Royal Monastery of La Cartuja de Granada, and it was in the "Gran Capitán" (Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, a famous military man in the service of the Catholic Monarchs) that the Order of the Carthusian monks found funding.
It actually took the Carthusians more than three hundred years to build the Royal Monastery of La Cartuja de Granada, located on the outskirts of the city, and when you look at the impressive Sacristy of the Monastery, the finest example of Spanish Baroque architecture, you will be surprised to learn that it was abandoned to its fate for more than a century! And it was only after it was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1932 that its conservation began.
In addition, with the help of the paintings of the famous Carthusian friar Juan Sánchez Cotán, we will learn about the curious origin and early life of the Order, as well as about the martyrdoms the Carthusian priors suffered in Henry VIII's England.
This monastery is the jewel of the Spanish Renaissance and here also rest the remains of Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, the famous Castilian military man mentioned above.
The building was promoted by the Catholic Monarchs as a tribute to the Hieronymite monk Fray Hernando de Talavera, who was the first archbishop of Granada and a key figure in the Christianisation of the city.
Construction began in 1504 by Diego de Siloé and marked a change of era in Granada, whose architecture reflected the transition from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age.
San Jerónimo has also endured numerous vicissitudes throughout its history... from the demolition of its bell tower by Napoleon's troops to its conversion into a barracks in 1835.
Two monasteries, therefore, with all the necessary ingredients to make their visit a must for any curious traveller, who will certainly not be disappointed!
WHERE WILL WE GO?
- Panoramic view from your hotel via Gran Vía and Avenida de la Constitución
- Cartuja Monastery
- Monastery of San Jerónimo
- Return to your hotel
●Private official guide in your language: English, French, German, Spanish or Italian.
WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED?
●Food and beverages
●Monument tickets to be paid for directly at the entrance
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water for the tour due to its duration.
We recommend bringing umbrellas in case of rain.Volver
If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, no cancellation fee will apply.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days before, a cancellation fee of 50% will be applied.
If you cancel within the previous 2 calendar days, a 100% cancellation fee will be applied.
Monument, attraction, theatre, show or coupon tickets are not refundable under any circumstances.
Tour or activity starting during a period of special events, including but not limited to trade fairs, national holidays or national celebrations, school holidays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Ramadan: are not refundable under any circumstances.Volver
MEETING POINT TOUR
Pick up at Hotel