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Open Monday to Saturdayclosed: 11/12/22 to 01/31/23
Valldemossa, Mallorca
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Open Monday to Saturdayclosed: 11/12/22 to 01/31/23
Valldemossa, Mallorca
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Monastic pharmacy

This apothecary is one of the oldest in Majorca and one of the best preserved in Europe. It was founded by the Carthusians between 1723 and 1725 and remained active until 1895. This apothecary was like a chemis shop but not only for the religious community. After 1835, after the seizure of the monastery, the apothecary began extending its services to the community at large.

Taking advantage of the fact that January is dedicated to the monastic pharmacy of the Cartuja de Valldemossa, the painting of the month is located precisely in the small and beautiful pharmacy of the monastery. It is an oil on canvas depicting the medical saints…

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,…