The cartesian monastery - monks heritage excursion

monostirThis excursion will be interesting not only for people who fall in love with architecture, painting and art but also everybody who loves beauty.

The Cartesian monastery is an apotheosis of Andalusian baroque style. Despite of remote location from tourists this monastery is world heritage masterpiece.

At the very beginning of the trip you will find some recently restored pictures of Cartesian cycle. These pictures will help you to learn about rules of everyday life in the monastery, to understand values of Cartesian monks, their spiritual aspirations and searches.

Then you will learn about the difference between asceticism of one rooms and luxury of others. A big difference between monks’ ascetic rooms and rich adorned rooms which served for a fulfillment of a church cult and glorification Supreme really blows the mind. Our guide will share with you what kind of materials and forms were used to bring into religious awe people.

During monastery visiting you will see art and sculptural masterpieces of Atanasio Bocanegra, José de Mora, Hurtado Iscierdo, Antonio Palomino and many others. And, at last, you will find our why the Cartesian monastery is called "Christian Alhambra".


Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:
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Ph.: (+34) 93 467 48 48


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