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Monestir de Sant Pere de Casserres

Vic, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Vic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Tucson
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257 reviews 257 reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This monastery is situated about 8 km outside of the city of Vic (pronounced VEEK) on a promontory at the U-shaped bend of the River Ter (which is now dammed and serves as a reservoir). Because of financial difficulties over the centuries, the structure of the monastery has been very lightly restored and retains the flavor of the 11th century.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The Monestir de Sant Pere de Casserres is not in Vic, but in les Masies de Roda, a municipality near Vic!

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Cardedeu, Catalonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The thousand years of history that the monastery keeps inside its walls merit the walk (4 km, one hour from Parador de Sau) across a typical Mediterranean forest with magnificent views over the lake. If hungry, you can eat at the restaurant (daily and weekend menu) or just refresh under the trees in its outside veranda.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Walk alongside the lake from Parador Vic-Sau. Monastery itself has been sensitively restored and offers an interesting hour or so.

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