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Le Prieure de Serrabone, Prades
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Take in views of the oak forests and surrounding mountains at Le Prieure de Serrabone, 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. Using our world travel planner, Prades attractions like Le Prieure de Serrabone can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Priory is one of our favorite places, it is located far from everything these days but at the time, or it was built the mountain was full of activity, there was a large number of shepherds and thousands of sheep and their wool was essential for the manufacture of fabrics. The arrival of cotton in caused the disappearance and now the Priory's men in a deserted place.
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  • For art and culture lovers a must. 1000 years thinks back and goes up the mountain on foot. Then, you can capture the impression, then visitors must have had. It is a little used road mountain high with approximately 60 min walk and always great views. In the middle of this solitude, the Abbey Church was built on the "Gutenberg" 1000 years ago with great preserved capitals in a small cloister, as well as with a gallery with many very fine in marble and only types motifs. This was placed in the nave. You can read the changeful history of the building at wikipedia, that should not be repeated. At the junction of the road in the Valley, there is a point of sale of local producers where one can strengthen themselves before or after proper. Travelling from the coast of ca. 45 min. It's worth.
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  • Up there on the mountain is a Priory, he contemplates the Valley for 1,000 years, solid on his rock, a haven of peace for those who visit... After many hairpins on the road we reach the Summit, pleasant visit off-season in the silence of these walls loads of history!
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  • Full of curves long road to the top of the mountain and finally, beautiful, breathtaking view - unbelievable experience. Visit in old monastery , partially made from real Roman architecture elements is like trip in time. Fantastic place, silent and magical
  • Visit must for Romanesque lovers. Incontournable!!
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  • The Priory was a1069, a college of canons of the order of Saint Augustine is established in places. Moving truly superb.
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  • If the views are magnificent, the interior does not detracts. Highlights include the Tribune, made of pink marble. It's worth the climb!
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  • Visit obliged. It's beautiful!
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