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Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real

Calle Santa Isabel La Real 15, 18010 Granada, Spain
+34 657 40 67 20
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tranquil peaceful place

Isabel la Católica ordered the construction of the convent of Santa Isabel la Real in 1504, just 12... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andre L
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Beautiful church interior

Beautifully carved wooden ceiling in the church. Active nuns, heard their prayers in the church... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
zobi2016
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Calle Santa Isabel La Real 15, 18010 Granada, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Isabel la Católica ordered the construction of the convent of Santa Isabel la Real in 1504, just 12 years after the capture of Granada. Thus, the first convent for women of Granada was born, which, according to its original charter, should have been erected in...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Beautifully carved wooden ceiling in the church. Active nuns, heard their prayers in the church rear end.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real looks an outstanding building from the outside but unfortunately was closed. It was founded in the 16th century by Queen Isabel the Catholic as a convent for nuns and we are told it housed over 100 nuns.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

On the road down from Mirador San Nicholas in Granada there is a plaza and a monastery Santa Isabel la Real. The church attached to the monastery was closed when we visited, but we were instead in search of the tradition of the dulces that...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Meandering through the Albayzin neighborhood filled with charm and fantastic views of the Alhambra, you suddenly sense your appetite growing at a remarkable clip when you stumble upon a monastery. This is no ordinary monastery, however. Making your way to the back of the building...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were on a walking tour of Granada when our guide led us through the unassuming gates of the Monastery to purchase some sweets. And what a treat it was. The nuns here are cloistered, and thus sheltered from view. They bake a range of...More

Thank Sara H
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Took the boys up the hill to visit this cloistered monastery for some afternoon tea. The entrance isn't immediately apparent - it's off Santa Isabel la Real, through an archway into the courtyard. Follow that straight to the back and you'll see the little door...More

Thank taiscealai
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is a small monastery with active cloistered nuns. The building itself is pretty although we only visited the outside. If you are in the area, this is worth visiting. Through the courtyard you will see a small door and a bell. Ring the bell...More

Thank MegMarTravel
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

stopping to buy some cakes in the monastery is a wonderful experience. The nuns are cloistered so they live behind the walls. There is a small wooden door with a sign that says "Hay Dulces" or "sweets available". You ring a little bell and then...More

2  Thank Miguelito2020
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

It is a pity that such a nice place is so difficult to visit. We visited the monastery on a Saturday after booking the day before through an association called “Granada conventual”. The abbess and another nun greeted us behind a grill and then we...More

1  Thank Eduardo V
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lolsteele
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Response from kada09 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the hours. When we went in May, 2017, the convent and church were closed for restoration but the little door to the bakery of the cloistered convent was open. Your should be able to find it on a map, ask your... More
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