Royal Monastery of Santes Creus, Aiguamurcia
(4.6/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Beautiful and quite well-preserved Royal Monastery. You can get the idea of how the monks of this congregation lived. Recommended to visit
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  • We visited the three Cistercian monasteries in the area and this is definitely the pick of the three. We bought tickets for all 3 at 12 euros each. There is quite a good audiovisual "experience" that ...  more »
  • The monastery is a gem, it is worthwhile to enter, see the audiovisual, contemplate its beauty, its architecture, its peace and its history.
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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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