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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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Royal Monastery of Santes Creus Reviews
Buscando comer calçots, me recomendaron un restaurante próximo al monasterio. Combinamos la comida con la visita al monasterio y nos salió una excursión muy recomendable. El monasterio, una pieza góti... more »Looking for eat calçots, recommend me a restaurant close to the monastery. We combine the food with a visit to the monastery and left us a highly recommended excursion. The monastery, a Gothic piece that is visiting to know and understand the history of the Crown of Aragon and of Spain. To make the visit at your own pace with the help of audio guides that explain both the monastic life and the historical aspects surrounding the monastery in the past. The Church with the mausoleums of their Altar marked the zenith of the visit. The entrance, €5.20
Monasterio precioso con la tumba de Jaume II i Pere I. Visita guiada muy completa. Bien conservado. Merece la pena hacer la parada. El entorno es precioso. El conjunto increíble. Disfrutamos mucho. more »Beautiful monastery with the tomb of Jaume II i Pere I. Visita very complete. Well preserved. It is worth the stop. The environment is beautiful. The incredible set. We enjoyed a lot.
Soy una gran consumidora de las visitas guiadas,y esta estuvo muy bien. El claustro muy hermoso,con unos capiteles para observar detenidamente. Las tumbas de los reyes ,elegantes,delicadas y cargadas ... more »I'm a big consumer of the guided visits, and this was done very well. The beautiful cloister, with a few capitals to observe carefully. The tombs of the Kings, elegant, delicate and steeped in history that as well the Guide explained us. Very beautiful rosette that is seen from the cemetery. Something loose the audiovisual and in my opinion did not look too well. The whole set is beautiful and I think it is a must, as the other monasteries of the Cistercian route.
I stopped to take this photo by pulling off the road, there is very little traffic and this was late in the afternoon whilst composing the shot I was spellbound because I could hear the chanting of the mass by the priests across the valley, a truly enchanting moment to reflect on the history and the power of this unique place.
Excellent - worth spending several hours in this calm, tranquil, serene environment. Well maintained and informative
Very beautiful and interesting visit for all ages.
Cistersenc monastery in very good state of conservation, you can visit almost everything. Had the monastic activity until the mid 1800 's. Highly recommended to do a guided tour.
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