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“Lots of History”

Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Patmos
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Owner description: Massive stone monastery completed in the 11th century in honor of St. John the apostle.
Costa Rica
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39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lots of History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

There is a lot of history in this place, totally recommended to visit either you are a religious person or not you will enjoy it.

Visited September 2012
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Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Inspiring!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Inspiring! Good to visit a site so important in Biblical history. Good views obtaind from the site. Possibly a bit too much of a climb for the elderly or infirmed.

Visited September 2012
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Salvador, BA
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“Nice museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

The position of the Monastery on the top of the mountain is perfect for pictures. And it's museum is Very Nice. Didn't like the short opening hours and the face that we visit just a fracione of the whole place.

Visited September 2012
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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“So much history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Coaches and cars have to park at the bottom of the hill and you have to walk up steep, cobbledstoned roads and steps to the entrence. It is not for the fainthearted!!
Once you get up to the monastery it is amazing. There are so many rooms, chapels and the exhibition you could spend several hours there. It does get very busy with day trippers from other islands, so get there early to beat the rush.

Visited September 2012
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Dont' miss this visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

A very intersting monastery, not to be missed. Beautiful location, the museum is interesting as well

Visited August 2012
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Thank Itaca I
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