Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos, Santo Domingo de Silos

4.2
#3 of 27 in Historic Sites in Province of Burgos
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Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos is a Benedictine monastery where monks sing famous Gregorian chants, which have been recorded on a number of albums. When you go, check out the two-story cloisters decorated with carved scenes and stories. There is also a historical pharmacy and a library, although only researchers are permitted to access the library. You are allowed to attend services in the abbey church. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos and many more Santo Domingo de Silos attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Santo Domingo de Silos trip generator.
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  • I thought it was interesting but you only get to see the court yard the and two other rooms. So I recommend it if you have time.  more »
  • Few town shops, restaurants are suspect, my daughter ended up in hospital, road is two lane from Lerma....do not speed and drive slower at night. Rural area. Try Parador in Lerma though Lerma is quite...  more »
  • Got up early to attend a Sunday morning service in this beautiful Monastery. It was a real privilege to see the monks doing what they do several times a day, every day of every year. Listening to the ...  more »
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  • Abbey built mainly during XI, XII and XIII centuries. Spacious patio with a famous 130 years old cypress. The second floor, where the monks live, cannot be visited. The guided tour is only in Spanish and focuses in the artistic details of the sculptures. Six times a day, the monks sing Gregorian chant in the church, where the entrance is free
  • The site is excellent. If you haven't you should go. The staff in charge of tickets unpresentable. I've been 10 minutes and seemed that it was transparent. They have attended to anyone who came to ask what is as if an office of tourism and anyone else with Ruffs and others who give us. Bad education. I've gone without seeing the bad grapes. To make someone professional please...
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  • Monastery pretty and not very busy not to be in a big city. The cloister is lovely and the guided tour quite comprehensive. As monastery continues to operate and the monks continue singing, so I recommend to spend hours of songs to listen to them live with acoustics that leaves far behind the CD recordings sound.
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  • Very nice, amazing guided tour very well explained up to recite you verses. Unforgettable if you stay to see singing monks at 19 hours.
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  • Spectacular guide which we attended, with their clear, efficient and interesting artistic explanations along the Romanesque cloister which you can visit. Very exciting moment in which he recited the poem to the Cypress of Gerardo Diego, tearing the applause that there were present. I also liked the old pharmacy ceramic collection! Gregorian chant performed live by the monks at 19.00 in the basilica of the monastery is very original and recommended
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