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Royal Monastery of Santes Creus

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Address: Plaza Jaume el Just s/n | Santes Creus, 43815 Aiguamurcia, Spain
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Lovely buildings, interesting history

This monastery is very interesting to vusit, they quite often have good temporary exhibitions, it is also in a preþy location

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2015
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Albinyana, Spain
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Albinyana, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

This monastery is very interesting to vusit, they quite often have good temporary exhibitions, it is also in a preþy location

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farnham common
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

We visited here after visiting the Monastary at Poblet. Poblet was very busy and full with groups and tours. When we arrived here there were only another 2 people. We were given a leaflet in English and told to make our own way around the site. A little more information would have been good but it was also good to... More 

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Holland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Very nice place to visit. Very beautiful and peaceful. Try to avoid the busy times when busloads of tourists come here and visit it early or late in the day.

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Santes Creus is perhaps less spectacular than Poblet, but it is head and shoulders above the latter when it comes to information. Even before you go in there is a very interesting chart showing the foundation date and origin of almost every Cistercian monastery in western Europe. Inside, there is an excellent audiovisual presentation (just ask for the English language... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

This is the middle ages in modern times. The entrance panels explain the history and time line of this ruined monastery so well, setting up your visit before you even get there. Once inside the closters are in perfect condition and the story of Cisterian monastic life is laid out before you in the successive rooms and the church, which... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

In Santas Creus youy can smell the middle-ages. Visit the monastery, which is much more original than the Poblet one, and you will learn a lot about the cisterians. Make sure to see the audiovisual. Ask for it, as they use to send foreign tourist to the monastery without this audiovisual. Tip: free at tuesdays

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

It's a bit away so we needed a car to get there, but it was absolutely amazing. The site is well kept and the atmosphere is astonishing. We explored the surrounding area making it a whole day experience. Worth the journey!

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Font-Rubi, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

When you enter the monastery you have a wonderful option to see the film they provide to explain how the monks use to live,think and work.It's very well done...a hint...it's not just a film,there are surprises. ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

A lovely monastery - well preserved and well renovated. The first courtyard is by far the prettiest. We didn't stay to see the movie, so can't say whether it's worth watching or not. Maybe a little expensive for what it is.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

These three monasteries are close to Barcelona and world heritage site. Try to visit them. They are very well kept and belong to a incredible portion of the history of the Catholic religion. The Cathar movement! the monastery is very well kept, and you can buy a ticket to visit the three of them. We only saw this one and... More 

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