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“Attractively sited offering great views”

Monestir de Sant Pere de Casserres
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Romantic Villages Day Tour with Lunch from Barcelona
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Vic
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Attractively sited offering great views”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This monastery is some distance NE outside Vic. It is relatively isolated but there is good road access. It is on a promontory overlooking a the curve of a man made lake. From the parking area (where there is also a restaurant) it is 10 - 15 minute walk to the monastery via one of two paths. There are attractive distant views of the church and from the church. The 11th C church itself is remarkably square and plain, lacking in the typical charm that is the essence of a Romanesque church. There is a rebuilt cloister and a number of interpretive rooms in other church buildings. We visited on a Thursday and it was open (small admission fee), which is important when you want to see the inside of Romanesque churches - many in this region are closed most of the time. This is worth a visit if you are in the area. Some of the buildings were in scaffolding in Oct 2013, but not the church itself.

Visited October 2013
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“Breathtaking views & serene contemplation”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

This monastery is situated about 8 km outside of the city of Vic (pronounced VEEK) on a promontory at the U-shaped bend of the River Ter (which is now dammed and serves as a reservoir). Because of financial difficulties over the centuries, the structure of the monastery has been very lightly restored and retains the flavor of the 11th century. The interior however boasts a modern presentation of the varied history of this site. Besides the serene, contemplative atmosphere there are breathtaking views of the river and surrounding steep, forested hills. For an even more dramatic vista, do the hour long hike (mostly easy with a short section that is more strenuous) that runs to the Parador. You will be rewarded with a many magnificent views culminating in the view from the front of the hotel. There are restaurants at both the monastery and the parador. If you are short of time, or not able to do the hike, simply take the 5 minute drive between the two.

Visited October 2013
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“Not in Vic”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

The Monestir de Sant Pere de Casserres is not in Vic, but in les Masies de Roda, a municipality near Vic!

Visited October 2013
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Cardedeu, Catalonia
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“Romanic monastery by the lake”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

The thousand years of history that the monastery keeps inside its walls merit the walk (4 km, one hour from Parador de Sau) across a typical Mediterranean forest with magnificent views over the lake. If hungry, you can eat at the restaurant (daily and weekend menu) or just refresh under the trees in its outside veranda.

Visited September 2013
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Interesting site at he end of a lovely walk.”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Walk alongside the lake from Parador Vic-Sau. Monastery itself has been sensitively restored and offers an interesting hour or so.

Visited June 2013
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