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Monasterio de la Cartuja, Seville

2 Avenida Américo Vespucio
Isla la Cartuja
Spain 41092
Tel: 34 955 037 070
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Restored for the 1992 Expo, this 14th-century monastery on Isla de la Cartuja has a long and fascinating history: Carthusian monks bred pure-blood Andalusian horses here, Columbus planned his voyages, Napoleon's troops set up camp, and porcelain was created in the factory founded by Englishman Charles Pickman—hence the tall, cone-shaped chimneys visible from across the river. It's now home to the Andalucian Center of Contemporary Art (CAAC), with its permanent collection of works by regional artists and rotating themed exhibits. Its best cultural offerings are the art biennales, BIACS ( An installation from the first biennale remains in the garden: a small Mudejar pavilion hung with black bead curtains, which sway gently in the breeze. In summer there are music festivals and concerts in the gardens. The café, with tables overlooking magnificent bougainvillea, serves drinks and tapas.

Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 am to 8 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 8 pm, Sundays 10 am to 3 pm.

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