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The charterhouse, in Talamanca de Jarama
The charterhouse, in Talamanca de Jarama

The Charterhouse of Talamanca de Jarama


Asset of Cultural Interest in the category of Monument

The Cartuja de Talamanca de Jarama is an estate that consists of a set of agricultural farms from the 16th century and later and preserves much of the architectural and cultural memory of the establishment of the Carthusian friars dependent on the Monastery of El Paular.

Its importance lies in having preserved construction materials, systems and techniques, used between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, as well as reflecting the economic organization of the charterhouses, eminently agrarian, based on the cultivation of fields and livestock and, therefore, , destined to the storage of grain, wine, oil, vinegar and different heads of cattle.

The winery, the main building with its cloister, the chapel and the area with stables, winery and annexed buildings make up a unique set in the Community of Madrid where the characteristics of what were this type of agricultural subsidiaries of the Monasteries of the Carthusian Order. This space recalls the complex's ability to supply the Monastery of Paular, sell products for a healthy economy, as well as employ the workers they had to care for their possessions. It also maintains the areas where the rooms for the religious were located, barns, cellars, kitchens, caves, stables, corrals and stables to house the nomadic herds owned by the Order that moved across the Castilian plateau.

For all these reasons, it is a property of enormous interest, to which is added its scenic value within the Historic Site of Talamanca.