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Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja)

Plaza de la cartuja s/n, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 61 21 06
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The ghost of Chopin

it is a beautiful monastery, in a beautiful, little atmospheric town. It is a bit too expensive but... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
London, United Kingdom
A lovely little stop off , could showcase a little more

I enjoyed the visit; each section was a little different , maybe not the greatest value for money... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
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Famous composer Fredrick Chopin once stayed at this former medieval monastery with his then-lover, George Sand.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Plaza de la cartuja s/n, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 61 21 06
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

it is a beautiful monastery, in a beautiful, little atmospheric town. It is a bit too expensive but worth to see. the Chopin museum is charged extra. Very calm and peaceful place. Beautiful garden with a nice view.

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the visit; each section was a little different , maybe not the greatest value for money, but I feel that the Archduke's section was charmingly interesting and I feel more could be done to illustrate the character he seemed to be .

Thank Andyjayj87
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely must visit. Beautiful place and very nostalgic. The piano of Chopin is also there as his hand written notes.

Thank Tyna2612
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Up on a hill with gorgeous views on the top of a quaint beautiful town with good shopping and food. Chopin stayed in one of the cells for 3 months. You can view some of his manuscripts and letters, the garden and his quarters. There...More

Thank lisab4142014
Reviewed 5 May 2017

It is part of the Chopin tour, he stayed here after it was no longer a monastery. interesting history of the place. well worth the visit

Thank ALtraveler64
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Nothing really special but in the town worth visiting. Even Polish guides about Chopin so something nice for us.

Thank Tkropkamalecki
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Definitely worth a visit but be warned. Having paid to enter I was asked for more money to see Chopin's piano.

Thank Reports
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The village is classy, clean and beautiful. The monastery visit only took 50 minutes and isn't that interesting but the view from the gardens is lovely and the music recital is an emotional grand finale. The pianist played Chopin beautifully in a charming palace. The...More

Thank emma c
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is another must visit attraction in Mallorca (obviously after a foam party in Shagaluf). The Monastery is solemn and dignified with a matched temperature offering a break from the high temps outside. Next visit the old pharmacy and the cells and gardens of the...More

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A great place in the mountains and such a beautiful place to walk around at your own pace. Come early and you won't be crowded so you can enjoy the ambience. There was a Chopin recital for free which was very enjoyable.

Thank tetuan22s
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Response from vertig0 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have to pay any extra last November. The concert was about 20 minutes. Very nice :) Actually, we stayed many hours in the monastery due to terrible weather.
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20 March 2017|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
Separate areas but within the same complex. Plan at least one hour visit. The Choppin museum is a separate admission fee. Lovey, interesting area, turbulent times in the life of the music master genius.