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This cistercian monestir dates back to the 12th century and is the prettiest of the three. It has two cloisters and is the resting place of James II, the Just and his wife. Open all day depending on the season - doesn't close for lunch...More
Date of experience: March 2019
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MonestirSantesCreus, Responsable de monumento at Reial Monestir De Santes Creus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
We decided that if Poblet monastery was shut we'd try another and, after checking for siestas, we headed to Santa Creus monastery. Our satnav was obviously on a silicon siesta and took us somewhere that was close, if viewed from space, but I was pretty...More
Date of experience: March 2019
MonestirSantesCreus, Responsable de monumento at Reial Monestir De Santes Creus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
We were staying overnight in the neighborhood and wanted something to do in the afternoon and decided on visiting this monastery . My son of 12 initially didn’t wanted to go. But he had to:-) we were lucky, just as we arrived the audio presentation...More
Date of experience: May 2018
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MonestirSantesCreus, Responsable de monumento at Reial Monestir De Santes Creus, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018
Thank you very much for your opinion. We like to know that you finally visited the monastery and if the visit was pleasant. We hope that you come back soon.
We went to all three of the Cistercian monasteries in the area and if you don't speak Spanish or Catalan then this is definitely the best. Wait for the English version of the audio visual display and get the audio guide, you can take as...More
We haven't been to the other two monasteries on the Cistercian Route, but after visiting Santes Creus we wished we had more time in Spain, so as to visit them as well.
Firstly, the short drive to the monastery through the Spanish Catalan countryside was...More
We decide to visit Santes Creus monastery accidentally on the road after Montblanc visiting and this mini-trip made my day!
Astonishing, awesome! And especially huge church inside the Monastery. I was amazed!
Santes Creus is one of three monasteries located in Catalunya and now I...More
This monastery is in a beautiful setting and well worth a visit if you are in the area. They have wonderful brochures that bring you through the monastery and everything is numbered and written in English on the brochure to give you a real thorough...More
At the beginning of the visit you can watch an original short documentary film (15min) garnished with a little theatrical scene action to explain the history of the building, the Cister Order and the daily life of monks who inhabited the monastery. After, you can...More
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It seemed that they started the audio visual presentation as soon as you arrive. we were the only ones there so we selected the language. Otherwise, it would seem that if you arrived when other people of different languages... More
It seemed that they started the audio visual presentation as soon as you arrive. we were the only ones there so we selected the language. Otherwise, it would seem that if you arrived when other people of different languages were there, they would start one and then start the other language right after. They can start the audio visual anytime they wanted it seemed.