Seville Cartuja Monastery small group

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Andalucia, Andalucia

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Enjoy on this 2-hour private guided tour of the different areas of the monastery, spectacular monastery gardens and orchards make it the oldest of Andalusia. Murillo, Cristobal Colon, St. Teresa of Jesus were among the guests. The architectural value and the changes undergone during centuries make it a must for the visitor.  It includes guided tour tickets.

It was the most important monastery in Seville during the voyages to America in the 16th century. Since its foundation until today, it has had various uses: from the headquarters of the French troops, to the ceramics factory, and currently houses different cultural and art centers.

What's Included

Professional guide

Semi-Private tour

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Monasterio de la Cartuja
The visit starts at 11:00 am at the Puerta Tierra, located in the Americo Vespuccio Avenue. Your guide will start by orchards and gardens, covering different areas and buildings in the are. An ideal place for photography lovers tour. Remenber ! this is a exclusive private tour.

Then you will move into the monastery, now transformed into the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo and where the different rooms of the monastery become showrooms. The majestic Chapter house with the crypts of the promoters of the monastery. The main cloister with the typical "chimneys" that for years became famous earthenware factory of Seville "La Cartuja".

In its six centuries of experience, the Cartuja Monastery has known moments of great splendor and others of severe crisis. Its geographical location, along the Guadalquivir River, has made it fall victim to numerous floods. The Carthusian community has offered protection and enrichment, particularly the Sevillian families Mena, Ribera and Veraguas.

It was at the Cartuja Monastery where the remains of Christopher Columbus were deposited during thirty years, given that the admiral was a fervent visitor of the Monastery – it was here where he prepared his second voyage to the Americas.

Santa María de las Cuevas was also the spiritual retreat for Philip II and was also frequented by Arias Montano and Saint Theresa of Jesus, and all the Spanish Kings that passed through Seville. In the artistic aspect, the Monastery was enriched by important collections of Alejo Fernández, Durero, Pace Gazini and Aprile de Carona; Montañés and Mesa; Murillo, Cano and Zurbarán; Pedro Roldán, Duque Cornejo, etc.

The Cartuja was more than just a stable monument, a walled city in continuous change. In 1810, during the Napoleonic invasion, the Carthusians were expelled and the Monastery, invaded by the French, was transformed into barracks for the French troops. The monks fled to Portugal and returned in 1812, when they were definitely secularized in 1836 during the period of the Confiscations of Mendizábal.

Abandoned and battered, the Monastery was acquired in 1939 by the English merchant Charles Pickman, who installed a porcelain china and ceramics factory inside the monastery in 1841. The adaptation of the Cartuja to fit the needs of the factory were at first very respectful of the building’s original purpose.

Your tour ends in the gardens of the Marquesa, where many surprises will be waiting for your.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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