Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes

Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes

Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes
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Bigbill50
Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
500m walk to the monastery , inexpensive entry.
Audio guide worked very well and enhanced our experience .
Started with coffee in the restaurant which has stunning views.
Will return for the church and castle another time
Written July 5, 2024
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cellapink
Geneva178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you visit the Costa Brava, you MUST take the road up to Sant Pere de Rodes (about 20 - 30 minutes from Cadaques). It is an ancient Benedictine Monastary offering spectacular views of the sea below from what seems like miles above. The Monastary itself is beautiful in it's austerity. It was closed when we were there making it all the more beautiful in that we had this magnificent place all to ourselves. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been.
Written June 17, 2007
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CTS80
Girona, Spain99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Friends
I visited the Monastery Sant Pete de Rodes with a friend of mine. It was just over an hour drive from the city of Girona. We arrived at 10am and had the place to ourselves, which was magnificent. We spent quite a bit of time touring the monastery and we then hiked up to the castle ruins. The hike is a steep incline, but it only takes about 25 minutes or so. We packed a lunch and enjoyed the beautiful views of the sea and the mountains at the castle ruins of San Salvador. Absolutely amazing! This is a great day trip of you are in the Girona area.
Written March 17, 2012
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Marina L
London, UK609 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't miss having lunch (they have a midday menu) at the restaurant located inside the Monastery. There are a few tables outside on the balcony, with spectacular views!
Written January 2, 2012
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AC_BCN
Barcelona, Spain88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
We landed at the monastery as weather conditions were not good enough for a hike... such a wonderful surprise!
This place is like out of time and so well refurbished you can almost time-travel! From the monastery you'll have great views over La Selva de Mar & Cap de Creus.

Tickets cost you 4€50 including paper based guided-visit & video projection in several languages (English, French, Spanish, Catalan...); It took us 2.5 hours to visit and appreciate the site.
Apparently the monastery hosts catering services offering a lunch menu (menu del dia) with locally sourced products and great food! Worth a try!
Written May 19, 2012
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RichardinOhio
Fredericksburg, VA1,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
One note of caution, besides the cold wind: if you arrive by bus, the walk is nearly 20 minutes from the parking area. This is no longer a working monastery, but a museum. It has been exceptionally preserved and the site above the sea is beautiful. They do have English tours if you arrange in advance. There is a cafe on site as well. The monastery is medieval and the cloisters are 11th C. The nave is stunningly different, with stacked columns.
It is a daunting drive, both ways, as the roads are very steep and winding, especially if arriving by coach.
Written May 26, 2015
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NuriaVidalll
Sitges, Spain26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
I had visited that place fifty years ago when I was an adolescent. I never forgot the spot! I recently went back and enjoyed the restauration, the views and the explanations of the guide. Still research, of one of the most enigmatic places in Catalonia where the benedictine monks lived, is going on. The view of the Cape de Creus from here is one of the most impressive views I keep in my mind. It is the beginning of the Santiago Way for Catalans, which crosses all the northern part of the Iberian Penninsula.
Written August 23, 2014
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Donato86
Houston, TX16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
After an exciting drive up a series of near-empty mountain switchbacks and curves, the Mediterranean Sea appears around a bend, with the ruins of the Monastery in the foreground. The walk from the parking area allows one to savor the incredible natural beauty. As the Monastery gets closer, you notice that it exists in a unique state of preservation - not a total ruin (ie just a few columns and foundations left), but rather as a partially-intact structure, but with large portions collapsed/missing and nearly all art and architectural details stripped away. The recent conversion into a museum artfully explores the monastery's history (what little is known about it) and offers visitors a look into a remarkably large portion of the grounds. Seeing the cloisters partially rebuilt and also partially excavated to reveal a buried, earlier set of cloisters was fascinating.

Don't miss it if you're in the area - well worth the reasonable price of admission (cash only).
Written December 29, 2013
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SimonyPortugal
Lisbon, Portugal110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
The Monastery is almost at the top of a hill, but it's worth the detour. Note that there are several car parks, some closer to the Monastery than others.
Written April 29, 2013
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Family
We toured the Montserrat Monastery earlier on our trip and were over stampeded by tour buses, long lines, limited views of anything and crowded cafeterias. On the contrary, Monastery Sant Pere de Rodes was tranquil with few tourists, had an amazing view and you could actually tour the grounds inside and out. The architecture was beautiful and we had a ball playing hide and seek with our two young children in the monastery while we toured it. Only negative was that a few of the directional signs were hard to follow.
Written October 14, 2012
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