Our history

About la Cartoixa de Valldemossa

The charterhouse was founded as a royal residence and later converted into a monastery of the Carthusian order. The monastery existed from 1399 until its secularisation in 1835 under the Ecclesiastical Confiscations of Mendizábal. Now it's open to the public to showcase the antique things of the ancient times in an incredible way which make its a real enjoyment for all age groups.

Our future vision

The monastery is a museum today, consisting of the different venues and great collections. Our future vision is to envisage a modern museum open to everyone that tells the story of those who inhabited: kings, monks, Ruben Darío, Unamuno, Santiago Rusiñol, Chopin and George Sand and its private owners.

We want you to be part of our museums, experience its beauty and this is why we offer several ways to let you engage with us to help maintain and develop the museums and to preserve this monumental site. We have everything for all of you. Come and visit us today!

Would you like to know more about our history? Keep reading.