Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Codalet

Originally founded in approximately 840, Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa was flooded in 878, forcing the monks to take refuge in the countryside. The abbey was eventually occupied by the Cuixà, a small community dedicated to Saint Germanus. Major renovations and upgrades beginning in 956 led to the present state of the abbey, which boasts an impressive main altar. You can explore the abbey's tall, square tower. Impressive trees and scenic surroundings make it a very popular attraction. Plan to see Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa and other attractions that appeal to you using our Codalet online trip planner .
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  • Very beautiful site in the forest at the foot of Canigou. The Abbey to an interesting and eventful history out of the centuries. The standing part is very well renovated. Work is still underway. On a large screen TV, 20 minutes in its history, in french, English and catalan. Documents given to the entry sums up the history of the site. If you would like more details a guided tour is desirable.
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  • Location of the monastery. In the courtyard, decorated arcade Empire. Nice place to linger a bit and work on the whole.
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  • This historic places of worship is to visit. (E) guide can help you. We feel the load historical and human of the place. A little more explanation would have satisfied my curiosity.
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  • In many ways this place reminded us of some of the abbeys in Wales - a working church surrounded by what would once have been. The whole place is evocative of a large community; the size of the church is astounding, the cloisters and the crypt equally large. We stayed for Mass following the morning opening which really added to the experience of a holy site.
  • Beautiful tranquil abbey; ongoing restoration works; great video presentation.
  • Must see!
  • We came to visit and it was closed, and the information of Annual closing days on the website is 2016 yet. But this closed in 15/1/18 the 28/01/2018 I couldn't visit, so negative evaluation
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  • Obligatory stop visiting it see in advance the timetable, you can find that is closed in the morning for religious activities.
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