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Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Codalet

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa by using our Codalet trip generator.
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  • We know this place for a long time but in the course of this recent visit we particularly enjoyed the video that gives a very complete idea. It was a pleasure as usual, a place of great wealth.
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  • We visited the abbey in September 2016 on a warm and lovely day. The setting is quiet and peaceful and the abbey very beautiful. It is perhaps not as spectacular as some, but worth a visit. The abbey ...  more »
  • In a fantastic location with easy access by car close to Prada. Totally recommended. Half of the great cloister that is located in the Museum of The Cloisters in New York, but is worth contemplating the magnificent capitals remaining in its original location as well as the Church and the rest of the Abbey. Check the opening hours because they are private (e.g. close to noon).
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  • Beautiful tranquil abbey; ongoing restoration works; great video presentation.
  • Beautiful Abbey but if you don't have much time to devote to visiting this part of the Pyrenees recommend giving priority to that of Canigou and the Prieuré de Serrabone.
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  • very good memory of the Abbey who is lost in the mountains.
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  • A mythical place in the Catalan literary geography. I've been to this place several times, but since many years ago. I recommend you also visit Serrabona, and the whole area of Northern Catalonia, it's really magical.
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  • The Abbey of Saint-Michel in top is a Benedictine Monastery located at the foot of the Canigó
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