Real Cartuja de Valldemossa

Address: Plaça de la Cartuja 11, Valldemossa, Spain

- Mid-range


Royal monastery where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent one famously, miserable winter.

Founded by Carthusian monks back in 1399 the monastery itself is a gloomy old place. No wonder its famous residents were fairly miserable here in cells two and four. Mainly what it suggests to visitors is just how tough a life the poor old monks had. Fortunately they were blessed with wonderful terraced gardens and lovely views. The best reason to come here though is not so much to see the sight, as hear the music. Recitals are held in the Palace Theatre throughout the day in high season.

Value for money

Price advice

8.50 euros for adults, children aged under 12 get in free.


Expert tips

Stick around to hear a recital of one of Chopin’s greatest hits, it is quite special to hear it here.

Time your visit for later in the day so you can take advantage of the sunset.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • History
  • Design and architecture
  • Nature / wildlife