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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  • TP sterianskij Santa Creus monastery was founded in the 12nd century. The monks chose a heavenly place is picturesque, grape valley. And was destroyed during the Napoleonic wars. Restored it only in 20 century. The monastery is not valid, it is now a museum. Entrance to the monastery is very beautiful-Gate of the assumption of the Virgin Mary, and is the gateway to the inner side of the monastery a wide courtyard with fountain Chapel building Entrance Sundial inside the Church.
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  • To vary the visit to Santes Creus classical, opted for the legends. We are a group of 12 and had a guide who did very well and very agile. Very good the legend of the cemetery and the tomb of Roger de Llúria. And finally good climax with the audiovisual. After 30 minutes to buy meats and cheeses with tasting, which makes the function of aperitif and calçots in Cal Mosso. Congratulations
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  • Entry costs 4,5 euros, but if you have the membership card of the Professor, is free, which should join the Cistercian Poblet Monastery... The guy offered us the guided tour, which was another 3 euros aside and just very satisfied after making it because the girl explained everything to us and was about 2 hours with the group. He created us so much curiosity, that at home we seek to report about the studied remains of the uncorrupted tomb of the King Pedro El Grande buried there. Although they no longer have monks residing there, we loved more than the Poblet because they relate to the perfection of the guided tour. If you plan to visit the three monasteries of the Cistercian route, brings you account buy the joint ticket for 12 euros.
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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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