Reial Monestir De Santes Creus, Aiguamurcia

4.7
Must see · Monument · Historic Site
Situated in Catalonia's wine-producing region of Alt Camp, Reial Monestir De Santes Creus is a representative example of Cistercian architecture. Built and expanded upon from the 12th to the 18th centuries, the monastery served as the largest and most influential monastic domains of the Kingdom of Aragon until the Cistercians abandoned the building in 1825. Today you can visit the Gothic-style church, the Romanesque cloister, the chapter house and dormitory, and the royal tombs of monarchs who took part in the conquest of Majorca. You can also learn more about the monastery's history and the Cistercian way of life through the on-site audiovisual "The Cistercian World." To visit Reial Monestir De Santes Creus and other attractions in Aiguamurcia, use our Aiguamurcia travel planning tool.
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  • Well worth a visit. Get the hand held audio guide. It’s a story of a monk, as well as info on the buildings. And don’t miss the film presentation in English behind the entry desk. Full of surprises...  more »
  • This cistercian monestir dates back to the 12th century and is the prettiest of the three. It has two cloisters and is the resting place of James II, the Just and his wife. Open all day depending...  more »
  • We decided that if Poblet monastery was shut we'd try another and, after checking for siestas, we headed to Santa Creus monastery. Our satnav was obviously on a silicon siesta and took us somewhere.....  more »
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  • Beautiful monastary. Even if it's closed its worth a visit as the outside is very pretty as well. (We did not go in)
  • Nice audio-visual presentation of the monastery. Well preserved, nice staff at the entrance. Interesting tour.
  • Nice, calm place, beautiful area.
  • This is an old monastery that few tourists visit. We saw Keanu Reeves visiting the monastery as well, I assume for some personal quiet time.
  • Lovely Cistercian monastery with tombs Aragon royals and restored cloisters. Food and drink in local cafes and bars. Concessions for young and less young

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