Royal Monastery of Santes Creus, Aiguamurcia

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Alt Camp
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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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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