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“peaceful place”

Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona
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Albinyana, Spain
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251 reviews
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“peaceful place”
Reviewed 21 March 2013

this is the smallest of the 3 monasteries in the route of the cisters after Poblet and Santes Creus (also worth a visit) the town it is situated in is worth a visit in itself, quite off the beaten track and therefore not overcrowded. The visit to the Monastery is guided at specific times, 4 euros,and you can also go into the church at 1pm to hear a sung mass by the nuns. Lovely architecture at present under renovation.

Visited February 2013
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“Dont go in January”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

fair enough, its a monastery, not disneyland, so I'm not complaining, but would be good to let visitors know that its closed

Visited January 2013
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New York
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“We wish we had skipped this one”
Reviewed 24 December 2012

This is the smallest and the least impressive of the 3 Cistercian Monasteries. The tour was in Catalonian which was quite hard to follow. We think time is better spent elsewhere.

Visited November 2012
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