Royal Monastery of Santes Creus, Aiguamurcia
(4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Very well kept, I recommend the guided tour, with audiovisual included. It has Romanesque, Gothic architecture and something of a Renaissance. Baroque altarpiece. Not living no monastic community, it is intended for and preserved for tourism. Interesting visit to the plaza and surrounding buildings. Although we liked the place, personally I prefer that of poblet.
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  • Audiovisual obligatory pre-visit. Fairly good condition, clean and very interesting, despite not being inhabited for more than 150 years. Preserves the mausoleums of Pere El Ceremonios and Jaume II more small to Poblet, but a visit complete in all respects. Recommended
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  • Entrance audiovisual and 4.50 euro, a Gothic strokes and Romanesque art, very preserved, clean, interesting to see. If someone does not know the story, a curious thing is that the stones if you look, especially in the Church are marked, are brands were made by the picapredreros of the moment, to know how many were made and thus be able to collect them...
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  • Monastery well maintained with explanations in a booklet that they give you when you bibloettoma there are no Italian but you can follow the path from solo.ne worth!
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  • Worth going there
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  • It is a small space that breathes peace and tranquility. As if the time had not gone you can feel the steps of the friars who inhabited it form part of the three Cistercian monasteries of the province of Tarragona with Poblet to the nuns of Vallbona
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  • I loved it! a place to visit.
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  • I 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.
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