Cartoixa de Valldemossa, monumental complex
What will you visit?
The Cartuja de Valldemossa is a monumental complex located just 20 minutes from Palma.
You will have the opportunity to visit the ancient palace of a king that dates from 1309; a beautiful church with frescoes by Bayeu, Goya's brother-in-law; a beautiful and long corridor with white arches that leads to different cells that the monks inhabited for 400 years to find peace and rest; beautiful gardens and terraces with one of the most spectacular views of the Valldemossa valley; an old pharmacy that still contains ancestral utensils and medicines; the visit to the well-known cell nº 2; an art collection of some of the most recognized Spanish and local painters, including Joan Fuster. You will be able to discover a fantastic SXVI printing house and its xylographic collection. Finally, you can explore a collection of Archduke Luis Salvador de Austria, cousin of Empress Sissi, who came to Mallorca with his steamboat and fell in love with this part of the island.
About the Charterhouse of Valldemossa
La cartuja se fundó como una residencia real y más tarde se convirtió en un monasterio de la Orden religiosa de los Cartujos. El monasterio existía desde 1399 hasta su secularización en 1835 con las desamortizaciones esclesiásticas de Mendizábal. Ahora está abierto al público para mostrar su historia de manera increíble y que convierten la visita en un verdadero placer para cualquier grupo de edad.
what you are going to see
This primitive press from the Guasp printing house is one of the best preserved from the 17th century in Europe. The inscription “any 1622” (year 1622) can be seen on the crossbar that crowns the wood where the press is activated, the exact date of…
It is a print of the game of the goose made in the 16th century from a wooden plank worked with a gouge or burin to make the drawing and later impregnated with ink. There are several versions in terms of to the origin of…
On of the most curious aspect of this carthusian monastery chemist shop is that it is still possible to find the original contents of the medicine containers, including raw materials and medical preparations. The oldes glass containers, dated to the middle of the 18th Century,…