Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou, Casteil

Atop a rocky peak, Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou is a historical abbey that dates back to the tenth century. An earthquake in 1428 caused severe damage. Much of the abbey was restored in the 20th century, resulting in the mostly intact structures you can visit now. The abbey church is actually made up of two superimposed churches. The lower one is dedicated to St. Mary, and the upper church is dedicated to St. Martin. Look closely at the upper church's construction, where you'll find three naves separated by monolithic columns. A small chapel houses the relics of St. Gaudérique. The cloister has been entirely altered from its original form, but you can read about the early construction. Work out when and for how long to visit Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou and other Casteil attractions using our handy Casteil holiday maker tool .
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  • very beautiful place, which is earned, mounted quite steep for y access on foot guided tour only very well commented possibility to the heyday of Spades fuck outdoors do not miss the view at 5 minutes very nice overview of the Abbey rely on average 2 hours of time, hour of visit, and an average of 20 30 minute ride
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  • You go up to the village of Castell where you park the car... (free parking) We wanted to repeat the experience! Completely different atmosphere in winter where the silence is King! The ride lasts between 25 and 50 minutes to get to the monastery! (Closed in this period of the year) but can matter, you'll spend 15 laces in pins to hair and progress in nature (300 m vertical drop) choose good walking shoes. But arrived at destination what a wonder! And who knows you like us the chance to meet great people!
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  • This is a really stunning place, a sensitively restored (rebuilt in part) little abbey, exceedingly ancient, amid heroic scenery of precipices, snowy peaks etc. On a sunny day in mid-December it's fan...  more »
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  • Fantastic location, nicely restored building, helpful guide, get out and visit it! It is at the to of a steep climb although it is relatively short. There is an option to pay to be transported up on a 4x4 vehicle.
  • Fantastic place. In the Mountain Take 1 hour walk from parking and up, but worth every step. Guided tours of abbey every hour all day. Ca 1200meter above sea level
  • A stiff hike up into the clouds is like ascending to heaven, as the roar of the river fades away and the sound of crickets takes over. You stumble over the abbey as it suddenly appears, rearing up out of the rock. A well stocked gift shop with tasteful religious items and interesting books, excellent viewpoints around the precincts, and a wonderful 45 minute tour of the cloister, crypt and church. My particular guide (a lay member of the community) was absolutely excellent, and her talk was so clear I understood every word despite only having a little French.
  • One of the most important places for the Catalan culture
  • nice excursion with kids ( 2/3 hours walking) the best walk is through the forest . in this case you have to follow the coll de jau , you will find a waterinstallation with the white/ yellow indication. ( 1 hour to get up) here is shade during warm days. enjoy !
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