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Charterhouse of Santa María de la Defensión



  • Cartuja Monastery in Jerez de la Frontera. Cadiz

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Charterhouse of Santa María de la Defensión


Contact details

Carrera de Jerez a Algeciras Km.5
11406  Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz  (Andalusia)


Charterhouse of Santa María de la Defensión


Prices

Admission free

Charterhouse of Santa María de la Defensión


Description

This is one of the most important buildings in the province of Cadiz. Here you can visit the Large Cross, the Monastery Gateway, the gothic Cloister and the Myrtle Courtyard. Make sure to include the Chapel of Santa María de la Defensión and the Chapel of Los Caminantes. Highlights in the church include the paintings by Roelas decorating the high alter, the current altarpiece by José de Arce and the choir stalls.

Construction:
Carthusian monastery

Artistic period:
Gothic

Historic period:
15th century