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Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona

Vallbona De Les Monges, Spain
+34(0)973 330266
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A must see in the Cistercian Route.

The main entrance is through the stairs in the " Carrer Major" . We arrived at the monastery and... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2016
kabolko
Smaller than Poblet or Santes Creus but much more beautiful

A convent, rather than a monastery or abbey. It's smaller and more refined than its bigger brethren... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2016
John W
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good52%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Aug 4, 2016
“A must see in the Cistercian Route.”
Mar 2, 2016
“Smaller than Poblet or Santes Creus but much more beautiful”
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Vallbona De Les Monges, Spain
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+34(0)973 330266
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

The main entrance is through the stairs in the " Carrer Major" . We arrived at the monastery and found the doors locked and no one to ask. Do not worry , be calm I thought to myself : We rang the bell and somebody...More

1  Thank kabolko
Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

A convent, rather than a monastery or abbey. It's smaller and more refined than its bigger brethren in the Cistercian triangle. Well worth getting into.

Thank John W
Reviewed January 28, 2016

The monastery was closed when we got there. The man at the wine store/tourist information office tried to explain to us when they open but his English was not very good and I didn't understand him. The monastery's exterior looks very interesting. And the views...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

a truly traditional buildings, with nice atmosphere. Calm your heart down, take a walk around the village, or take a look around this area with car.

Thank Yui C
Reviewed May 18, 2015

A high historical value monastery from XI century, surrounded by a stunning landscape in the midst of the Cistercian Route. The guided tour has the ideal last (1 hour) where trough a pleasant and dynamic way it is explained the main architectonic aspects of the...More

Thank joface1988
Reviewed January 4, 2015

You'll need to get here by car. Part of the Ruta del Cister of the three Cistercian monasteries, including Poblet and Santes Creus; you can get a joint ticket for the three and get a discount. If you are driving around this área by car,...More

1  Thank johnchappell2014
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Only open at weekends and Easter week etc, in spite of what the guide books say. Didn't seem to be worth the drive after the magnificent setting and buildings of Poblet and Santes Creus

2  Thank John J
Reviewed March 21, 2013

this is the smallest of the 3 monasteries in the route of the cisters after Poblet and Santes Creus (also worth a visit) the town it is situated in is worth a visit in itself, quite off the beaten track and therefore not overcrowded. The...More

1  Thank 428chris
Reviewed January 18, 2013

fair enough, its a monastery, not disneyland, so I'm not complaining, but would be good to let visitors know that its closed

1  Thank JonathanElliott
Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is the smallest and the least impressive of the 3 Cistercian Monasteries. The tour was in Catalonian which was quite hard to follow. We think time is better spent elsewhere.

1  Thank MarioCavaradossi
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