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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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Junto con Poblet y Vallbona deles Monges forma la ruta del Cister. Entrada por 4,5 € y atención a que cierra los lunes y al horario de cierre (entre octubre y mayo a las 17 h). Se define por si sólo c... read more »Along with Poblet and Vallbona shape les Monges the Cistercian route. Entrance €4,5 and attention to which closes Mondays and closing time (between May and October at 5 pm). It is defined by if only with abundant photos that exist of him. It is little more than half an hour of Tarragona, so it doesn't cost you much come.show original
He visitado numerosos monasterios a lo largo y ancho de España, y tengo que reconocer que la forma en que se muestra el de Santes Creus me ha sorprendido gratamente. Comienzas con una videoproyección ... read more »I have visited many monasteries to the length and breadth of Spain, and I have to admit that the way in which that of Santes Creus is displayed has pleasantly surprised me. Start with a video projection that costs 7 € (a little face in my opinion) that you takes by different units of the monastery of form very visual and exciting, where you show the origin of the monastery. You can then choose between free visit or with guide. In our case the guide was Marc, and the truth that was a success. Very friendly, counting more than architectural details, and that was with the voice wrong history. A pleasure to share with you Marc this wonderful monastery. A detail that is adapted to people with wheelchairs.show original
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Maravilloso monasterio de la ruta del Císter. El único no habitado. Imprescindible visita para vivir la historia muy bien contada por el guía (Joan ). Tuvimos la suerte de ser un grupo pequeño con lo ... read more »Wonderful monastery of the Cistercian route. The only not inhabited. Visit to live the story very well told by the Guide (Joan). We were lucky to be a small group, with which it enjoyed more audiovisual very good also.show original
Dobby dobI really enjoyed this visit a little outside of time. The Abbey is superb, we walk there at their own pace. The cloister is stunning with beautiful capitals. The entrance fee is very low, yet the visit is rich. I find this most charming, more interesting than its neighbor Poblet Abbey. Around, you can find what eat you for a small fee. All but one tourist trap. It is really rare and authentic.show original
Jorge GaleanoI really liked the monastery because it has a lot of interesting things to see and the video - guide was breathtaking. I recommend the visit to this monastery, worth it. I loved the monastery because it has a lot of interesting things to see and guide the video was impressive. I recommend visit this monastery, it is worthwhile.show original
Alphons"The journey to the historical middle ages" Santes Creus monastery is the 12th century Spain's most popular Cistercian Abbey that province Tarragona of the municipality of Aiguamúrcia perched in Catalonia. Rurally located, the monastery is surrounded by beautiful, surrounded by hazelnut trees, almond trees and vineyards. Impressive find the way from the parking lot to the monastery, which enter the Archway of the entrance to the Plaza de San Bemardo with its old-fashioned historical fountains in the middle of the local architecture. In the background the Zinnengekrönte Church, which is dedicated to the Heilien Maria of the crosses. The architectural influences of the facade make this church romance, a House of worship with its royal tombs. In contrast, the ornamental full cloister is gothic design. Many legends and stories as well things let this monastery to life and not so easily forgotten.show original
Ester PerezIs essential the visit of this monastery Cistercian by the State of conservation and its great interest architectural and historical. He price are 4.5 € but have of numerous discounts depending on the group social to which they belong. Brochure giving the entry is perfectly explained, and is very useful. You can visit much of the rooms, going through the fabulous cloisters, the Church and even the cemetery. Them audiovisual are spectacular, probably the best that has seen in a set of these characteristics, so the price by all it mentioned is more than justified.show original
RICARDO MERATThe monastery of Santes Creus is located in the small village of Aiguamúrcia and is very interesting your visit and it of them surroundings of the same. Is very relaxing walk between its walls and its gardens. In addition to the visit itself, you have a video with all the explanations and the history of the monastery.show original
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