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 and other attractions in Aiguamurcia, use our Aiguamurcia travel planning tool .
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  • August 18, 2017
    It has been an incredible, what piece of architectural experience.! Well organized, well maintained and well explained. Beautiful in its history and evolution. Very simple and Nice. We have hallucinated little diffusion that have this type of circuits. We have done the route of the Cister of Tarragona in a day and we have remained seized of the beauty of these monasteries. I do not liked the style of restoration, which is a replacement of "new parts" in the set, is strange, but it makes sense. Very highly recommended, the visit may last at most a few hours. Few people and easy to park.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Very interesting!!! I recommend making it with guided tour, take advantage and learn much more. It is a place of interest for those who enjoy history and architecture.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We took the visit without a guide, but they offer free audio guides. The monastery is in a good state of conservation, surprised us, a good place to visit.
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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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