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Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja)

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Address: Plaza de la cartuja s/n, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
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+34 971 61 21 06
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Famous composer Fredrick Chopin once stayed at this former medieval...

Famous composer Fredrick Chopin once stayed at this former medieval monastery with his then-lover, George Sand.

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We booked a tour to Valdemossa with SPB Tours. Our guide, Adriana, was really a lot of fun. We had asked to see Valdemossa as part of our customized tour. Five of us were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Besides the famous pharmacy and monastery apartments with interesting items and details, there was a beautiful museum with paintings for example from Miro. Our visit was perfect due to a nice piano concert at the palace of King Sancho.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We booked a tour to Valdemossa with SPB Tours. Our guide, Adriana, was really a lot of fun. We had asked to see Valdemossa as part of our customized tour. Five of us were picked up by Adriana and our driver in a brand new 16 passenger van. We eagerly headed of out Palma through the agricultural area up to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We visited the Monastery as part of a shore excursion organized by Spain Day Tours. The place is fascinating, especially the 20-minute Chopin concert. After the concert, we strolled through the main street of Valldemossa and picked up an ensimada, a great pastry that you should really try!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We thought the monastery was, in its own way, beautiful. The pharmacy and library were really surprising as there was so much history there. The building is quite stark but when you imagine the life that went on there it is very interesting. Make sure you step out into the gardens of the cells as the view is spectacular and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restored neo-classical monastery is most well-known for being the former home of Chopin and his lover. It was not very well sign posted inside and was easy to get lost! great views out over the coves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The history of the monastery is interesting, not least because of the short stay of Chopin and George Sand, whose rooms can be viewed. The old church is stark, but the pharmacy is fascinating, as are the suite of rooms for the Prior, with a splendid library. Do not fail to go out into the gardens of the cells, which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a tour to Valdemossa from Palma. Our tour guide Juan was excellent. The La Cartuja monastery was very lovely. Lots of historic documents and remembrance of a very religious past combined with the turbulence times of Federick Choppin and George Sands. Excellent half hour concert on a lovely solemn setting. Ruben Dario 20th century South American Poet also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

That is why you visit to Valldemossa! This sight is in the botanical garden. A small piece of history on this time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful small village in Mallorca, with wonderful streets and gardens. If you interested in spanish and music history, you must see. Easy to travel with bus from Palma de Mallorca central station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The buildings date back to the time of king Jaume II, who chose this spot to build a palace for his son Sancho. In 1399, it was donated to Carthusian monks who occupied the building from 1399 until 1835. Famous for the fact that the composer Chopin visited one winter with his partner, the French writer, George Sands the whole... More 

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