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Santa Maria de las Cuevas Monastery (La Cartuja)

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3 Jun 2018
“Lovely place - great history”
17 May 2018
“The old is better than the new”
This beautiful monastery, founded in 1400, served as the treasury for Christopher Columbus' family wealth.
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Americo Vespucio, 2. Cartuja Island, 41092 Seville, Spain
+34 954 48 06 11
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We went to see the Carthusian Monastery. They have a long and checquered history. It was started by the Arabs, then became a monastery. During the Napoleonic wars it was turned into barracks and afterwards sold of to an Englishman that made and sold pottery...More

Thank Jørn S
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Visited today and was very interested in the architectural history of the place but there was no real information. The CAAC had 3 current exhibition none of which really interested me. The small cafe was a real disappointment and I wouldn't go back. Ordered 2...More

Thank c_wicks234
Reviewed 1 November 2017

NIce convent over the bridge, the ehibitions were ok, free entrance on Saturday, a garden behind of it, there were just a few visitors at the time of our visit

Thank R L
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting looking complex, but no real substance inside. Photographs of pottery and odd art films. Not really one thing or another. Restaurant very poor. It's quite far to go and not reaslly worth it.

Thank Louise A
Reviewed 22 September 2017

After the monastery no longer served a such, it was a factory (ceramics) and now El Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) is housed here, since 1997. Although the buildings are typical of the era, they are not really special, nor in an excellent state...More

Thank Alfred V
Reviewed 8 June 2017

As already described this is an old monastery that also developed into a ceramic factory then morphed into a modern art museum. The architecture including the old baking ovens and chimney stack are almost art in themselves. We enjoyed looking at the art and wandering...More

Thank Richard3150
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The monastery was used for a long time as a ceramic factory, and thus as can be expected, little of the interior decorations remain. However, the outside mudéjar style and cupola are well preserved, as are the chimney and baking ovens of the factory. Inside...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This monastery has been turned into a modern arts museum. The buildings are decent but a bit run down. We didn't stay too long as it wasn't our preferred style of art. It was a nice walk over the bridge to get here

Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This old monastery has become a pottery factory before finally being the Contemporary Art Center of Sevilla. It's a unique place where modern and ancient buildings are mixed up. Nice gardens and courtyards. The exhibitions are quite nice. It's free on some days.

Thank Lews31
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This old Monasterio fell onto hard times being converted into a ceramics factory then more recently into a contemporary art Museum. Little is left of the old Monastery save a few halls and a Chapel. In addition the place is hard to get to in...More

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