La Cartuja and San Jeronimo Monasteries: From Baroque to Renaissance
Discover with us these two masterpieces of 16th century Hispanic architecture that, in addition to history and beauty, offer a unique space for relaxation and meditation.
From 70€ pp
With the help of your private guide, you will be able to learn all the details about these two emblematic monasteries and the important characters that are part of their history.
● La Cartuja:
In 1513, the works began on what is now considered a unique jewel of the Hispanic Baroque, the Royal Monastery of the Cartuja de Granada and it was in the “Great Captain” (Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, famous military man in the service of the Catholic Monarchs) in whom the Order of the Carthusians found funding.
The Carthusians actually took more than three hundred years to build the Royal Monastery of La Cartuja de Granada, located on the outskirts of the city and when we observe the impressive Sacristy of the Monastery, the greatest exponent of Spanish Baroque, we will be surprised to know that it was abandoned to its luck for more than a century! And it was only after its declaration as a Historic-Artistic Complex in 1932 that its conservation began.
In addition, with the help of the paintings of the famous Carthusian Brother Juan Sánchez Cotán, we will learn about the curious origin and the beginnings of the life of the Order, as well as about the martyrdoms suffered by the Carthusian priors in the England of Henry VIII.
● San Jerónimo:
This monastery is the jewel of the Spanish Renaissance and here also rest the remains of Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, the famous Castilian military that we mentioned earlier.
The building was promoted by the Catholic Monarchs in homage to the jerome monk Fray Hernando de Talavera, who was the first archbishop of Granada and a key figure in the Christianization of the city.
Its construction began in 1504 by Diego de Siloé and it was a change of era in Granada, which through its architecture wanted to reflect the passage 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 back in 1835.
● Two Monasteries, therefore, with all the necessary ingredients so that its visit becomes mandatory for any curious traveler, who will surely not disappoint!
2 hours and 30 minutes
We will meet at your centrally located hotel in Granada
● Private official guide in your language: Spanish, English, French, German or Italian.
● Food and drinks
● Tickets for monuments, that will be paid directly at the entrance
-Panoramic tour from your hotel along Gran Vía and Avenida de la Constitución
-San Jerónimo Monastery
-Return to your hotel
Expert local guide
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