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Address: Cami Del Monestir, S/N, 17489, Figueres, Spain
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Cadaques St Pere de Rodes Monastery and Tasting Wines from Girona

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Awesome sea views

Go there on a Tramontana windy day and see a stunning Emporda landscape and Mediterranean sea on both sides. Visit also Santa Elena at the top of the hill (easy accés)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there on a Tramontana windy day and see a stunning Emporda landscape and Mediterranean sea on both sides. Visit also Santa Elena at the top of the hill (easy accés)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the various rooms, towers, and impressive nave were interesting to see, the main reason to visit is the location, with its spectacular views and fun mountain roads in all directions. In addition to the main monastery, one can take a steep hike (half an hour each way) to see fortress ruins and even higher views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The adventure starts to go to the nice area inside the Park Cap de Creus. A very nice view, landscapes and the blue sea down the montains. The monastery is very preserved, it was building at X century and continue to amplified for more 3 centuries. Must be seen! Unmissable!!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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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.

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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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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 

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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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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 

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