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Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos

Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: This beautiful monastery is over a thousand years old and is home to a group of singing monks whose Gregorian chants became popular world wide.
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Nelson, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

If you ever travel to Spain - put this on your itinerary - the most incredible place I have ever been. I was in tears listening to the Choir and the Gregorian chants in the evening...why?? just being there. It was snowing when we went and it made it even more amazing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

What a neat side trip. We were driving from Madrid up to the South of France and I so happened to read in a Rick Steve's book about this monastery. We decided to go and see and so glad that we did. Only about an hour our of Madrid, a beautiful drive through the country side. A lovely little town... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The monastery tour was good, but it would be nice if they had a brochure, guide, labels for museum objects, etc. in more languages, than just Spanish.

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Athens, Greece
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Though we couldn't make it to mass and listen to the famous chants by the monks, the monastery is still worth a visit, even if only the cloister and a few rooms turned into museum are accessible to the visitor. Guiding was, as usual, in Spanish, and guide chanted all the information he had obviously learned by heart (and seemed... More

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Surrey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Although there is not an awful lot to see it is a lovely place and the church has monks that sing several times of day. The town is enchanting and in a lovely area of spain.

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Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

What more can you say about a place like the Monastery? It oozes history and solemnity. History surrounds you in Silos. Hungry? Go to the restaurant at the Hotel Tres Coronas, right there in the middle of town. A delicious say to wrap up your visit! And after lunch, if you are interested in yet more history (and have some... More

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Madrid
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is a beutifull Monastery surrounded placed in an incredible natural site

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