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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. 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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Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos Reviews
Qué maravilla de lugar, donde he aprendido un poquito más de arte. Felicitación al guía Roberto Rodríguez. Que hizo una estupenda presentación del monasterio y que recomiendo a todos que una vez en la... more »Wonder's place, where I've learned a little bit more than art. Greeting the leader Roberto Rodríguez. It made a great presentation of the monastery and that I recommend to everyone that they visit once in life or if you can many times! Happy Easter to all.
He visitado a lo largo de muchos años este monasterio varias veces. Por la magnífica impresión que me he llevado siempre de él, quise llevar ayer a mi hija de 19 años para que lo conociera. Tanto ella... more »I have visited many years this monastery several times. For the magnificent impression that I have always brought him, I wanted to take yesterday to my 19-year-old daughter knew it. Both she and I are one in love of the art. Already at the box office told us that the visit was not exactly guided but that there was a person who was going to give some indications us. And that "guides" are hired people outside, not monks. We do not put no objection because it is supposed that the person who explains a work so wonderful like that appreciates it and going to explain in a pleasant way at least. But the Guide seemed a soft football, with all party commentator (very short) learned from memory in advance, poem by Gerardo Diego to included Cypress. With the difference that a commentator of football at least wants to convey an emotion: the passion for making and what you see. This man was phlegmatic. I remember how told us years ago the pharmacy, creating a climate of warmth and involving questions to the children who had. The guide yesterday did not give option to questions. Yesterday wasn't so far. Very quickly let us see a temporary exhibition of an artist of half of the s. XX quite interesting, Modesto Ciruelos and the Museum of sacred art, located in the place where before was the refectory of the monks. It had burned years ago and had restored it. Not explained or a piece of the Museum and we didn't dare to ask if there was any original part of the old dining room. For a photo, we saw that the ceiling was obviously new. The receptionist at the taquilla-tienda Yes attended some doubts about some facsimiles with miniatures that were in the interior of the monastery. She told us that she was in charge of the library and this explained a few things. I thank you from here. A beautiful monastery of reference and to be treated so. With what purpose? We didn't want to wait for 7, to Gregorian chant, we didn't bring us another disappointment.
Volví 30 años después de mi primera visita. Y mi recuerdo será aún mejor. Pude disfrutar del canto gregoriano durante más de una hora, algo que sólo es posible con los monjes benedictinos de Silos. Y ... more »I went 30 years after my first visit. And my memory will be even better. I enjoyed the Gregorian chant for more than one hour, something that is only possible with the Benedictine monks of Silos. And the Romanesque cloister... When is Word dwarfed by the magnitude of an architectural jewel like that. You should go to see it.
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.
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
A very nice and quiet place especially when there are mass schedule that there is almost no people in the street 😝
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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