You'll not find a more lavish baroque interior in the whole of Spain. The church belonging to this Carthusian monastery, ... More
Monasterio de la Cartuja
You'll not find a more lavish baroque interior in the whole of Spain. The church belonging to this Carthusian monastery, abounds with colored marble, jasper and porphyry. It also displays paintings by Juan Sánchez de Cotán. It stands on a hill on the northern outskirts of town and offers excellent views. The building was started in 1516 and finished 300 years later. It's now surrounded by a modern university campus.
This convent's museum houses an important collection of paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and precious metalwork donated to the order during the
reigns of Carlos I and Felipe II. Highlights include paintings by Zurbarán, Rubens, and Titian, a sculpted sepulcher of ...
Take a look inside these fortified towers on your way up to the Alhambra after passing through the Puerta de
las Granadas (Pomegranates Gate). You'll see a delightfully multi colored ceiling in the main room, along with busts of ...
During opening hours you can walk in here freely to see the magnificent old Muslim prayer hall with its beautifully
decorated prayer niche, or mirhab. It has undergone so many architectural changes it's hard to believe it was once ...