TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

NAME: THE ROYAL CARTUJA OF VALLDEMOSSA

What today is well known as the Carthusian Monastery of Valldemossa was initially the residence of King Sancho. The year 1399, King Martin I of Aragon gave the building to the Carthusian monks, who remodeled and adapted to use the original palace.

Today, we can see some of the cells converted into a museum. During the guided tour we will listen to the history of the place, the lifestyle of the monks and we will be even able to visit an old pharmacy.

R.Anckermann's paintings tell the story of Valldemossa. The cloister of Santa Maria was built during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and six chapels were opened for private masses of monks.

Many famous people are those who resided for some time of their life in the Carthusian Monastery of Valldemossa, leaving part of their works and history at the cells they lived in. For example we could mention the life of exiled Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Minister of Justice of King Charles IV. Best known was the composer Frederic Chopin and the writer George Sand’s stay or also the writers Ruben Dario, Azorin or Unamuno were living there.

Plaza de la Cartoixa, s / n (Valldemossa)

Ticket price: EUR 7

Opening hours: From 9.30 to 18.30.

 

WEB: www.cartujadevalldemossa.com

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