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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  • I loved the cloister. I think that only seen on tour. I saw it on my own because when I already had completed tours, but there was free the Faculty entrance because it was the birthday of the prior as I was told and had concert with a soprano. It was a unique experience. It was wonderful to listen to the music in that environment. Then in the Church to the 21.40 hear monks singing Gregorian, and I consider it absolutely essential. It was an experience that put the beautiful tip. The schedule of celebrations with public assistance on which sing Gregorian are on their website. The first at 6 in the morning, the last to the 21.40. Do not miss it. To me at least touched me.
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  • Yesterday afternoon we were visiting the Benedictine monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, in particular to its cloister. During the stay and visit us fabulously attended. The guide who took us the tour of the cloister gave us some detailed, very didactic explanations, and being able to even our daughter's barely four years kept attention throughout the visit. To the end even recited the famous sonnet of Gerardo Diego to Silos Cypress impeccably.
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  • Visit to the cloister + Pharmacy + Museum very corseted, don't see the cloister whole if you're following the explanation of the Guide.
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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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