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Valldemossa, Mallorca
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Valldemossa, Mallorca
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Document of donation of the palace to the Carthusian order by Martin in 1399

  • In the year 1229,

    King Jaime I of Aragon, called the Conqueror, arrived in Mallorca. His son, Jaime II, was the first exclusive king of Mallorca, the dominant kingdom in the area at that time and not dependent on the Crown of Aragon.

  • In the year 1309,

    Jaime II had a son who suffered from asthma, Sancho I. In the year 1309, to try to relieve his son's illness, Jaime II had a Palace built in Valldemossa where Sancho could live, since they believed that the climate of Valldemossa could help him to soothe his illness.

  • in the year 1349,

    For some years this palace served as a royal residence, that is, as the house of the kings of Mallorca. Even so, the kingdom of Majorca did not last for many years, and in 1349 it ended up definitively joining the kingdom of the Crown of Aragon.

  • in the year 1399,

    As there were no longer Majorcan kings, the Palace built by Jaime II was no longer used as the king's house. For this reason it was decided to give the palace to some monks so that they could take advantage of the old Palace and turn it into a monastery. These monks were Carthusians, that is to say, one of the different groups of monks that there are. It was the year 1399.

  • in the year 1717,

    After some time of the changes made by the monks to be able to live in the old palace, they realized that the space was too small: it was necessary to build a new monastery. Thus, in 1717 the construction of a new monastery began, clinging to the current one, marking the second great transformation of the Charterhouse.

  • in the year 1835,

    After the Carthusian order lived in the monastery for four hundred years, in 1835 the Spanish state took the monastery away from the Carthusian monks and sold it to private individuals, that is, to people like all of you! This fact is called confiscation.

  • in the year 1835,

    in the year 1835, After the Carthusian order lived in the monastery for four hundred years, in the year 1835 the Spanish State took the monastery away from the Carthusian monks and sold it to individuals, that is, to people like all of you! This fact is called confiscation.


    Here we have the third great transformation of the Cartuja, since several people bought different parts to make it their home. Imagine the luxury of being able to live in a place as beautiful as the Cartuja de Valldemossa! During this stage, the Cartuja received many artists and writers: George Sand and Chopin, Rubén Darío, Azorín, Santiago Rusiñol, Eugeni d'Ors...

  • present

    Today the complex has become a monument that anyone who wants can visit.