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Monestir de Sant Pere de Casserres

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Address: Vic, Spain
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Located in a magnificent setting above the Sau reservoir.

Old monastery of the Benedictine order and for some time attached to the abbey of Cluny. Important monument of Catalan Romanesque architecture

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Old monastery of the Benedictine order and for some time attached to the abbey of Cluny. Important monument of Catalan Romanesque architecture

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Fascinating monestary in a gorgeous setting with impressive views. Useful restaurant on site for refreshments

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Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Spanish government is doing a much better job at negotiating the line between restoration and conservation than France. This building is being maintained in excellent shape but its origins and original construction are still clearly visible. Amazing location on top of a bluff surrounded by river below. Bit of a hike to get there--think of the monks and those... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Monastery has been extensively restored but well worth a visit. Location is superb at the end of a narrow spit of land. Possible to walk from nearby Parador but easier to drive to car park and then a pleasant 10 minute stroll.

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There's a bridge that was built in the 11th century, Roman ruins that were incorporated into an ancient house (formerly of the Montcada family, now structurally exposed), an Eposcipal Palace and museum, and several beautiful churches of which the Cathedral is the subject of this review. The cathedral dates mostly to the 14th and 15th centuries with a sad past.... More 

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Mauritius
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A realistic rendition of monastic life . Monks may have had a hard life but we note two things : (1) they sure knew how to locate monasteries ( this one has the grandest of views on a dramatic river bend at the bottom of a deep limestone gorge)(2) even though their life looks tough compared to ours , it... More 

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The real highlight is the walk from the parador de Vic-Sau, along a woodland path high above the river. From a distance, the monastery is in a fabulous position. Now purely a tourist attraction, it lacks some atmosphere, but the building itself and the situation make it a worthwhile visit

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wallasey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

During our stay in Vic our Catalan guide showed my wife and all the 'must see' places........Vic, Gerona, Barcelona ,Montserrat etc but the visit to this little gem ranks with all of them for atmosphere, surroundings, scenery and the pure pleasure of feeling 'back in time' It was as though the occupants had merely stepped outside for a while so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Easy to drive to and well worth a visit. Views are amazing and monastery very interesting. The guide spoke excellent English.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This monastery is some distance NE outside Vic. It is relatively isolated but there is good road access. It is on a promontory overlooking a the curve of a man made lake. From the parking area (where there is also a restaurant) it is 10 - 15 minute walk to the monastery via one of two paths. There are attractive... More 

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