La Cartuja

La Cartuja | Source: Texts: Diputación de Cádiz. Photos: Destino Cádiz.

The Cartuja de Santa María de la Defensión (Carthusian monastery of Santa María de la Defension), in Jerez de la Frontera, is possibly the religious monument with the highest artistic value of the province of Cadiz.

The complex, in the late Gothic style, was built in the 15th century. Of the set we can highlight the Renaissance facade, the Chapel of Santa Maria, the Choir stalls and the altar. Deserving a special mention is a small Gothic cloister, designed by Martínez Montañés.