Isla de La Cartuja

Seville, Spain

Isla de La Cartuja

Isla de la Cartuja (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈ ðe la kaɾˈtu.xa]; lit.'Island of the Carthusians') is an island in the Guadalquivir River at Seville, Spain.

The island's name derives from the cloistered monastery (Cartuja) located on the site, the Monasterio de Santa María de las Cuevas, where Cristopher Columbus lived when planning the voyage to the west. The world's fair to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first Columbian expeditions, the Expo '92 was located here. Before 1992, the island was completely isolated between two Guadalquivir river branches. After the rearrangement of the river channel system on the occasion of Expo '92, it was joined to mainland by a wide isthmus in the South with Triana neighbourhood.

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