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Royal Monastery of Santes Creus

Plaza Jaume el Just s/n | Santes Creus, 43815 Aiguamurcia, Spain
+34 977 63 83 29
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AMAZING!

This place is a beautiful, historic, architectural and engineering feat. Loved how the royals... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LindaHenderson
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Saskatoon, Canada
Hidden gem in Catalunya

We decide to visit Santes Creus monastery accidentally on the road after Montblanc visiting and... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
fcserg
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Plaza Jaume el Just s/n | Santes Creus, 43815 Aiguamurcia, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a beautiful, historic, architectural and engineering feat. Loved how the royals lived with the monks. It was a wonderful how the monks cared for the land and people. Go see this place!

Thank LindaHenderson
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We decide to visit Santes Creus monastery accidentally on the road after Montblanc visiting and this mini-trip made my day! Astonishing, awesome! And especially huge church inside the Monastery. I was amazed! Santes Creus is one of three monasteries located in Catalunya and now I...More

Thank fcserg
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This monastery is in a beautiful setting and well worth a visit if you are in the area. They have wonderful brochures that bring you through the monastery and everything is numbered and written in English on the brochure to give you a real thorough...More

1  Thank monkeycleo
Reviewed 21 April 2017

At the beginning of the visit you can watch an original short documentary film (15min) garnished with a little theatrical scene action to explain the history of the building, the Cister Order and the daily life of monks who inhabited the monastery. After, you can...More

Thank ToniSo
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the three Cistercian monasteries in the area and this is definitely the pick of the three. We bought tickets for all 3 at 12 euros each. There is quite a good audiovisual "experience" that is run in various languages at different times of...More

Thank Ian14_11
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This monastery is a terrific spot to visit. This was an important place in the development of the country providing a place of learning and education for the area . It offers much statuary and paintings of the times and a look of how the...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Santes Creus is one of the largest Cistercian Monasteries in the world. A guided tour inside is a journey through history : important Kings ,nobles, and the monastic community. Bar and restorants very near, reasonable prices. Free easy parking in the streets near the monastery....More

1  Thank kabolko
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We drove to this ancient monastery just after visiting Montserrat. This quiet and rarely visited location was a wonderful change of pace after fighting the crowds that morning. It is well-preserved but not overly restored, and the information provided was extremely useful. Tickets were quite...More

Thank dmp22
Reviewed 2 April 2016

So we went right after we hung out in Tarragona. Everything was shut down. No one walking around the gates all closed. It was strange...felt like a bad movie. The monastery looks beautiful but didn't know a place could be so void of noise. Cheers...More

Thank Thomasja37
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The monastery was built in the 12th century and was used by monks until the mid 1800. Itis in good condition. There is an audio visual display which helps explain how the monks lived.

Thank peterlondon91
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Vladimir1998
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Response from monkeycleo | Reviewed this property |
It seemed that they started the audio visual presentation as soon as you arrive. we were the only ones there so we selected the language. Otherwise, it would seem that if you arrived when other people of different languages... More
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