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Address: Cami Del Monestir, S/N, 17489, Figueres, Spain
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Awesome views and stunning location

Monastery Sant Pere de Rodes is just outside Port de la Selva and it's worth the hair-raising drive up the steep, windy road to get there. The former Benedictine monastery has a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Kevin F
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Monastery Sant Pere de Rodes is just outside Port de la Selva and it's worth the hair-raising drive up the steep, windy road to get there. The former Benedictine monastery has a stunning view of nearby Port de la Selva and the sea and for four euro you can go through the ruins of the monastery and get a feel... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We walked up to the hill (note sensible shoes are essential when visiting this). The views are amazing when walking and when up there. Make sure you do have some fleece as it was a bit chilly up there. The place itself is spectacular, very well preserved, modernised a bit and kept in really good condition. Mixture of fortress, castle... More 

Thank DianeUH77
Apt, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very interesting visit to the well renovated ruins of the Monastery "Pere de Rodes". First built in 8th century and being at its height in 13 and 14th century. Politiacl changes changed the fate and the monstry was finally abandoned by the end of 18th century. In our time restored to an excellent etat.Well worth the visit.

Thank yngvez
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We walked up from El Port de la Selva to this astounding, astonishing, soothing spiritual soaring stone monastery. An absolute hilight of our walking holiday on the Costa Brava!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

After a day of Salvador Dali Museums in Figueres and Cadaques we decided to make the 30 minute drive from Cadaques to the Monastery at Sant Pere de Rodes. It was a winding uphill trip with no guardrails. A thrilling ride. The parking is about a 15 minute uphill walk to the restored monastery with wonderful views of the monastery... More 

Thank gardenworker
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Fantastic views from the old monastery. Inside there is not a lot to see in terms of content but the architecture and views are stunning. Its a very pretty drive to it and plenty of places to walk if you have lots of energy.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It starts with breathtaking views of the coast as you're driving up a winding road and then this spectacular Benedictine monastery comes into view on the side of a mountain. Interesting legends about a site that became a popular religious pilgrimage despite the remote setting. The monks were winemakers - you can still see remnants of the terraced rows where... More 

Thank NomadLass
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful place but we should left our dog tied outside q when we had been on other places like this and never had any problem with our very well trained and educated dog.

Thank Lluís T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

On the way up the mountain one wonders how this monatery could be built. A 15-minute walk from the parking to the entrance, but well worth the visit. The views are fantastic!

Thank garcini
Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited the monastery, an impressive site, strategically located in the mountain. We had a late lunch at the restaurant, a great experience within the monastery terrace (grilled fish, lovely melon). Then we went up the hill to view the castle, not in such good condition but the walk up was the true adventurous experience. Be sure to wear sensible... More 

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