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“Vic and all its points of interest” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monestir de Sant Pere de Casserres

Monestir de Sant Pere de Casserres
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US$140.51*
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Romantic Villages Day Tour with Lunch from Barcelona
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Vic
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Tucson
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“Vic and all its points of interest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

There's a bridge that was built in the 11th century, Roman ruins that were incorporated into an ancient house (formerly of the Montcada family, now structurally exposed), an Eposcipal Palace and museum, and several beautiful churches of which the Cathedral is the subject of this review.

The cathedral dates mostly to the 14th and 15th centuries with a sad past. During the Spanish Civil War, anarchists burned the church interiors, killed the priests and nuns, and the photos of them hang on the church walls. While we were there, a nun was praying at a side-chapel.

The church has very many windows of beautiful stained glass. Each side altar is dedicated to a different saint.

I would have liked to spend several hours here. Our short tour stop was really not long enough. In the future, it would be great to see more of Vic's attractions listed. This attraction was "the cathedral" de St. Pere.

The website for Vic is www.vicinvisibl.vic.cat

Visited June 2014
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“Monks leave vestiges for a reason”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

A realistic rendition of monastic life . Monks may have had a hard life but we note two things : (1) they sure knew how to locate monasteries ( this one has the grandest of views on a dramatic river bend at the bottom of a deep limestone gorge)(2) even though their life looks tough compared to ours , it surely was much ,much better than the life of 95 per cent of humanity at the time ...who had no winter proof lodgings, cellars, places to study and meditate , dormitories and dining rooms ( never mind dinners) .Enlightening visit !

Visited July 2014
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Lancashire
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“Superb position”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The real highlight is the walk from the parador de Vic-Sau, along a woodland path high above the river. From a distance, the monastery is in a fabulous position. Now purely a tourist attraction, it lacks some atmosphere, but the building itself and the situation make it a worthwhile visit

Visited June 2014
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wallasey
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“History come alive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

During our stay in Vic our Catalan guide showed my wife and all the 'must see' places........Vic, Gerona, Barcelona ,Montserrat etc but the visit to this little gem ranks with all of them for atmosphere, surroundings, scenery and the pure pleasure of feeling 'back in time' It was as though the occupants had merely stepped outside for a while so that we could look around.
We could have been the last 3 people left on earth, Pure therapy !

Visited May 2013
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“lovely walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Easy to drive to and well worth a visit. Views are amazing and monastery very interesting. The guide spoke excellent English.

Visited December 2013
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