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“Living History, Art and Nature mirror the Dawn of European Culture in Spain”

Monasterio de Fitero
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Fitero
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is the first Cistercian monastery that was built in Spain. The monks are no longer living here, but there is a beautiful church and the monastery itself which is an large, impressive sight.
Reviewed November 11, 2011

The visit of the Monastery of Fitero is a must for any traveller who enjoys medieval Architecture, Barroque Painting and Sculputure, History of the Cistercians (Benedictine monks), or the earliest traces of European culture in gardening and viticulture.
Its magnifient church, the chapterhouse with the beautiful columns and hand-carved capitals, the cloister (both closed for renovation works rignt now), the apses, the church ambulatory, the altarpieces, the organ... or the business-wings of the monastery, now turned into a modern rest home and the town council, offer a living image of the dawn of Europan civilization in Spain. There are guided visits in Spanish every day during the summer and fall for €3 (you need to contact the the local tourist office to arrange details on 948 776600 or at turismo@fitero.org).
And if you are more interested in people living in harmony with nature up to their 70's, 80's and mid 90's, you can just stroll around the hundreds of orchards and market gardens that surround the town of Fitero, and you will see how hard-working amateur horticulturist keep alive the mundane toil of the Cistercians monks (which is a proven remedy to keep the doctor away until you are, at least, in your 80's!).

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