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Real Monasterio de la Valldigna

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Address: Simat de Valldigna, Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: 962811636
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One of Valencias hostoric gems painstakingly recovered

Having first visited this wonderful monestary in 1991 with our then mayor Carlos to see what two workers from our village Barx were discovering with some exploratory diggings in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
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Barx, Spain

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Barx, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Having first visited this wonderful monestary in 1991 with our then mayor Carlos to see what two workers from our village Barx were discovering with some exploratory diggings in the cloister area I have folowed the diggings, preservations and rebuildings with interest. What all visitors can now see is amazing. It is well worth a two hour visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Originally started in the 13th century as a monastery for the Cistercian order, the site is well preserved and easy to get around. The Valencian government are gradually restoring parts of it but there is already some impressive buildings to wander around and they are quite impressive and very photgraphic. We were surprised how extensive the original construction must have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I was very impressed with how well site is preserved considering it dates back to the 14th Century. The church at the entrance to the site is the best preserved building on the complex. Make sure you pick up an information leaflet as it has a map and explains the different structures on the complex. The site is pretty large... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

I always think its best to approach the monastery from Barx, zigzagging down the little mountain road you will encounter some spectacular views of Simat and the monastery. When you arrive in Simat there are a couple of nice bars near the entrance where you can get a coffee. Parking is not a problem and entrance to the monastery is... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

The Monastery of Santa Maria de la Valldigna was founded in 1298 by Jaime II of Aragon and is a large complex of several buildings with an architecture that calls attention. The monastery was confiscated by the government in 1835. It was then sold to a farmer who destroyed many of the buildings. The regional government bought the property and... More 

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