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Royal Monastery of Santes Creus

Plaza Jaume el Just s/n | Santes Creus, 43815 Aiguamurcia, Spain
+34 977 63 83 29
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We went to all three of the Cistercian monasteries in the area and if you don't speak Spanish or... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
What a gem!

We haven't been to the other two monasteries on the Cistercian Route, but after visiting Santes... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
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Plaza Jaume el Just s/n | Santes Creus, 43815 Aiguamurcia, Spain
+34 977 63 83 29
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

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

Thank rob091
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed July 20, 2017

This place is a beautiful, historic, architectural and engineering feat. Loved how the royals lived with the monks. It was a wonderful how the monks cared for the land and people. Go see this place!

Thank LindaHenderson
Reviewed June 22, 2017

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

Thank fcserg
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank monkeycleo
Reviewed April 21, 2017

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

Thank ToniSo
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited the three Cistercian monasteries in the area and this is definitely the pick of the three. We bought tickets for all 3 at 12 euros each. There is quite a good audiovisual "experience" that is run in various languages at different times of...More

Thank Ian14_11
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This monastery is a terrific spot to visit. This was an important place in the development of the country providing a place of learning and education for the area . It offers much statuary and paintings of the times and a look of how the...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Santes Creus is one of the largest Cistercian Monasteries in the world. A guided tour inside is a journey through history : important Kings ,nobles, and the monastic community. Bar and restorants very near, reasonable prices. Free easy parking in the streets near the monastery....More

1  Thank kabolko
Reviewed May 28, 2016

We drove to this ancient monastery just after visiting Montserrat. This quiet and rarely visited location was a wonderful change of pace after fighting the crowds that morning. It is well-preserved but not overly restored, and the information provided was extremely useful. Tickets were quite...More

Thank dmp22
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Response from monkeycleo | Reviewed this property |
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