Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes, El Port de la Selva

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Often described as an unforgettable beauty, Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes is a 10th century monastery that stands watch over the sea. The structure is somewhat ruined, with just columns and the foundation intact, but the remaining portions still offer a striking visual. A modest museum on site offers more details and history about the area. There are plenty of chances for great photos, as you’ll find yourself high in the mountains surrounded by aromatic trees, with mist rising from the sea. There’s also a cafe here when you need refreshment. Use our El Port de la Selva trip itinerary maker to visit Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes on your trip to El Port de la Selva, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you are in the area and the weather is nice you will have a magnificent view of the monastery and a walk in the woods next door.6E the entrance. a little expensive for what there is to see but it must be maintained. Free audioguide
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  • You will have to drive a little in the mountain of Verdara to find this Benedictine remnant, but at 500m altitude you will not be able to miss it. Ancient monastery started in the 10th century so construction was continued over the centuries, passing various wars and various plunders, it was restored during the twentieth century. The building is just impressive in its size, the magnificent restoration work that has been done, and the surrounding landscape that is breathtaking due to its geographical location. If you pass through Catalonia, don't hesitate!
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  • The tour is very interesting, with the audio guides it's much more convenient. A plus: the panoramic restaurant but everything is in Catalan.
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  • Well worth a visit. Twisty roads on route and on exit. Easy parking. Well maintained without ruining it's age and historic value. Clean, friendly staff and terrific photo opportunities. Educational, enjoyable and a great way to spend time away from the usual beach and shops. 6 euros for ages 16 and upwards. Under 16 is free. Paul
  • Fantastic spot. Magnificent historic building. There are two roads to achieve the place, the best views are from Port de la Selva, really amazing but the road is full of hairpin curves and blind curves.
  • Very scenic. Great views and choice of hikes available. Exercise, beauty and tranquility mixed into one.
  • Beautiful and majestic. One of the best organised self-tours of any historic building. Lovely audio tour and extra commentary available on selection - made for a really comprehensive insight into a fascinating building and history.
  • Magnificent monastery! Really easy to visit and good system of audioguide. It is really spectacular and worth a visit. If you have time enjoy also a 20 minute walk up to the old castle ruins
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