Le Prieure de Serrabona, Boule-d'Amont

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Take in views of the oak forests and surrounding mountains at Le Prieure de Serrabona, a former monastery famed for its marble Romanesque rostrum from the 12th century. The origins of the priory go back to the 10th century, but most of the remaining architecture was constructed in the 12th century, including a transept and three apses, a cloister, and a bell tower. The walls of the nave provide a good example of the thick rubble stone construction. Enter the cloister to find a variety of sculptures in pink marble, all reflecting a high level of craftsmanship. Le Prieure de Serrabona is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • The Prieuré de Serrabone is well worth the windy drive up to it from Ille -sur-Têt (about 30 mins). The interior of the priory has several interesting features and often an exhibition of some kind...  more »
  • The setting on the hilltop is very picturesque for the priory. You have to drive up a windy road of switchbacks to get there. Ample parking. Entrance fee of a couple of euros. The carvings in....  more »
  • It's a very narrow, winding road to get there but worth it. A simple Roman priory (one down from an Abbey apparently) it is now a simple stone building that consists mainly of the church. It is quite....  more »
  • Fantastic location, very well looked after and very friendly staff. The gardens to wander through are and added bonus, very tranquil.
  • Absolutely magnificent. Small monastery over 1000 years old overlooking a beautiful valley of pines. The gardens are meticulously kept and I loved meandering through the paths admiring the different fig and olive trees, as well as the medicinal plants. The church itself is small and simple but the carvings on the pink marble columns are unique. Definitely worth the drive and half day visit if you are in the area.
  • Beautiful placed on nearly the top Lovely garden's
  • Lovely. We visited the great garden and trail. Loved the different plants.
  • Beautiful spot. The church has some very fine chapitels.

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