The Monasterio de la Cartuja of Granada was founded by order of Don Gonzalo Fernandez de Córdoba (The Great Captain) on an ancient Arab carmen called Aynadamar (Fountain of Tears). It was built in fulfillment of a vow made in that place to save life after an ambush of the Muslims. Work began in 1506, but it would be three centuries before it was over. He lived in the Carthusian monks until expelled in 1835. The church has the typical plant and baroque decoration of the 17th century. The high altar is polychrome, and paintings by Bocanegra and "recovered" Sanchez Cotan. Behind the altar is the Sancta Santorum (1720) with a canopy in the center, a real baroque work made from Lanjarón marble, and a painting on the ceiling of Antonio Palomino and Jose Risueño
Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday:
Winter 10:00 to 13:00 h. and from 15:00 to 18:00 h.
Summer 10:00 to 13:00 h. and from 16:00 to 20:00 h