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Monestir de San Cugat (Monasterio de San Cugat)

P. d_Octavia s/n, 08172 Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
+34 936 75 99 51
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Place for reflection

The monastery is stunning in terms of architecture. Located at place octavia there are lots of... read more

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Dennet_81
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Mangalore, India
Worth the trip to sant Cugat!

The monastery is amazing. The history is fascinating. A great spot for quiet reflection. Well worth... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
blake501
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Birmingham, Alabama
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The Royal Monastery of Sant Cugat is one of the most important examples of medieval art in Catalonia and is catalogued as a National asset of cultural heritage. The Romanic cloister is the most notable element because of its structure and its decoration made up of 144 capitals, all different. It is considered one of the best of Europe. The ensemble of rich architectural value, has its origin in the IX century during which is was founded. It was named Octavià at the time and there existed a paleochristian church and Benedictine monastery that has undergone different changes during the centuries. The medieval monastery was a walled architectural structure that due to the events of 1714 and later expropriations has been reduced to the parts left today to see: the Octavià Plaza, The Main Door, a good part of the walls from the XIV Century, the bell tower and Romanic remains, the cloister rooms, the Abbey Palace and the church of Sant Pere. Guided tours to the Monastery may be booked. The church has been an uninterrupted place of worship since 1833. The cloisters house the Monastery Museum, where you can visit a permanent exposition about the architectural evolution of the abbey and the most significant aspects of its Benedictine community.
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P. d_Octavia s/n, 08172 Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

The monastery is stunning in terms of architecture. Located at place octavia there are lots of restaurants around it. Inside you will find peace and quiet. Attended half of the daily mass service this time.

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The monastery is amazing. The history is fascinating. A great spot for quiet reflection. Well worth a ride from Barcelona. The circular stained glass is the same size as that of Notre Dame... largest in Europe. Surrounded by awesome restaurants. Very family friendly. Just take...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Even it was very touristic time, the address was very quiet and without masses of people. The service was good and the personnel was nice.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I am sorry to write a bad review about such an important religious site but the nun shooed me away while saying “what are you doing here!?” rudely, while I was only visiting a room which was open. I think they do not welcome any...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place. Great old architecture, and I mean old. This is the type of thing you can just sit relax and enjoy the beauty of. If you around here go see it.

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

Absolutely beautiful. When I went the choir was rehearsing it was children and young adults they were stunning. The building is beautiful a must see if you are Sant Cugat

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

we took a local train to visit the monastery on top of the mountain. the view is stunning! you can walk around and just enjoy the architecture, the small church you can also take a hike , there are loops of different length and steepness-you...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Less than 30 minutes by local train from Barcelona is the community of Sant Cugat del Valles, an upscale community with excellent restaurants and sophisticated cultural attractions. But one of the must see places there is the Benedictine Monastery. The grounds of the monastery are...More

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Reviewed December 15, 2017

Beautiful place to visit, not only the Monestir but also the city itself. Its free and just 40 minutes from Barcelona.

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

This monastery is absolutely stunning... Really nice to take a walk around it and soak in the architecture and the beauty. The inside of it is awe inspiring. Massive ceilings and a peaceful quiet atmosphere.

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