Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos, Santo Domingo de Silos

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. To visit Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos and other attractions in Santo Domingo de Silos, use our Santo Domingo de Silos travel planner .
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  • What to see, what heard in the monastery of Silos?. If there is time, listen to Vespers sung by the friars in the afternoon. Gregorian music that enters the ear and cala skin within a framework of perfect sound. Impressive and exciting at the same time. It is worth seeing its Romanesque cloister, with their capitals and corners historied. The cloister of the convent, founded by Santo Domingo, has in one of its corners an old cypress tree that the poet Gerardo Diego dedicated a beautiful sonnet. It is worth visiting the Pharmacy and get an idea of what the medicine and the middle ages, mixing science, magic and faith. There is an excellent collection of jars where to save the plants and other substances used in medicine.
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  • It is worth to deviate from the path to visit the cloister of the monastery. Visits are guided tours, and the guide is really good, giving explanations about the history and symbolism of different decorations and elements present. The entrance is around the €3 and the duration of the visit is 45 minutes.
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  • This monastery is a masterpiece and very important historical point. The entrance costs 3.50 and worth.
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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
  • Its cloister is a wonder of Romanesque and a live document of architecture. Artistically noteworthy are the capitals of the lower cloister as well as the reliefs of the pillars of the four corners of the gallery. In the North Wing of the cloister is the grave of Domingo Manso appointed Abbot in 1040 and in honor of which the monastery changed its name. Before it was called San Sebastián de Silos. Remarkable his apothecary or pharmacy established in the year 1705. Gregorian chant can be heard during religious services.
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  • Exceptional monastery, to see absolutely. Guided tour is also excellent with informative and interesting information and an attentive and sympathetic Guide. I recommend it without hesitation
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  • A very nice and quiet place especially when there are mass schedule that there is almost no people in the street 😝
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  • 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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