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Address: Carretera BV 1485, Km 7, 08182 Sant Feliu de Codines, Spain
Phone Number: +34 938 65 80 08
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Beautiful place - not easily accessible by public transport

Early on a Sunday I set off by bus to Sant Feliu de Codines to connect to another bus to Sant Miquel del Fai, which i missed. So this forced me to walk, the walk was about 2... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 9, 2016
Dolly_Travels
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We drove there. The drive itself is amazing - winding up the mountains with fresh cold air. Can't go wrong with Google Maps. It is quite a distance from Barcelona - don't think it is a very popular spot with foreign tourists because there isn't any tour busses in sight. But very popular with locals. Most of them come in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We took the car, do aim to arrive in the morning, as although there was ample parking for our visit in May, by the time we left it was solid! And when leaving don't attempt to take the top road home, we went a distance and found the road partially blocked by a fallen tree and had to turn back!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Early on a Sunday I set off by bus to Sant Feliu de Codines to connect to another bus to Sant Miquel del Fai, which i missed. So this forced me to walk, the walk was about 2 hours along mountains roads. I did have details of a hike off road but the trail i found was very much overgrown.... More 

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Tarragona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a really beautiful place, nice place for a walk with anyone including old and young except the cave at the end of the picnic area where it's not really advisable for those who are too young or old. Very beautiful walk and very beautiful view all around the place. However, there's a but... find that the entrance fee... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

This historic old monastry is reached by a winding road with fantastic views. Visitors need to be good walkers to get around the site as there are some steep climbs. The entrance had a notice to say that the restaurant was open between 11 and 4pm but despite it being a hot day with a good number of visitors, there... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beautiful place to enjoy nature together with history. Well restored place with cave and waterfall. Mostly you look outside, that is not a working monastry

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

Amazing landscapes near to Barcelona. Interesting for all kind of travellers, also families and aged couples.

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Erehwon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Sant Miquel del Fai is a great day hike outside of Barcelona that is not touristy. Nice easy hike with beautiful views of the waterfall and monastery. We went there with Terra Diversions for a price of 74 Euros each: http://www.terradiversions.com/eng/StMiquelHikeTour.asp. Well worth the cost, which includes lunch. Ask for Albert, he was an amazing guide.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

The access road to this place is very challenging for an average driver and the monastery is really in the middle of nowhere. Despite the web advertising that said that it is open both Saturdays and Sundays, when we arrived in there on a Saturday, the cave was closed and there were only very few people around the monastery. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2012

Hidden Gem. NO tourists. Waterfalls, hiking, great views, caves and overall a day long magical tour done w. terra diversion bikes from Barcelona. The monastery is abandoned, the buildings are very old and picturesque and the waterfalls and mini falls and drips are just pure joy. On a windy, sunny day we felt like we got treated to some lovely... More 

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