Royal Monastery of Santes Creus, Aiguamurcia

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Situated in Catalonia's wine-producing region of Alt Camp, Royal Monastery of 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 Royal Monastery of Santes Creus on your trip to Aiguamurcia, use our Aiguamurcia itinerary maker.
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  • This monastery is in a beautiful setting and well worth a visit if you are in the area. They have wonderful brochures that bring you through the monastery and everything is numbered and written in Eng...  more »
  • At the beginning of the visit you can watch an original short documentary film (15min) garnished with a little theatrical scene action to explain the history of the building, the Cister Order and the ...  more »
  • We visited the three Cistercian monasteries in the area and this is definitely the pick of the three. We bought tickets for all 3 at 12 euros each. There is quite a good audiovisual "experience" that ...  more »
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  • Very beautiful and interesting visit for all ages.
  • Spectacular and well-preserved enough! A pity that it is not keep alive as Hamlet. The square is surrounded by old houses that preceded the monastery is even a bit disturbing, I would like to have seen the site in full swing.
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  • Your outdoor surroundings and Saint Lucia, the entrance in the plaça de Sant Bernat as are sites that give you a peace of mind and an image of your site that is can be seen in history, on the inside of the monastery a beauty throughout the hotel, the cloister, and Chapterhouse capitals, the Mausoleums of James the Just and Blanca of Anjou , and Peter the great a marvel that it is worth to visit and see.
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  • An explanation of the site and the story very entertaining and interesting. Recommended.
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  • Highly recommended! And audiovisual material of the first amazing and very suitable to begin the visit
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