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A glimpse of the past

Minuscule village in the pre-pirinees. It's worth the detour if you like exploring tiny villages... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2017
FoodExciters
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Barcelona, Spain
Quite interesting

The old monastery was worth a visit. We stayed about an hour, less time than we’ve spent at most... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2015
oldbrdrz
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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 Jan 2017
“A glimpse of the past”
4 Jan 2016
“Nothing special”
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Minuscule village in the pre-pirinees. It's worth the detour if you like exploring tiny villages and like religious-historic places. This one in particular is very important in Aragon history, Santa Cruz de la Seros had the firs feminine monastery in the region and played an...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed January 4, 2016

Quite a plain church, looking better from the outside, and for some reason you have to pay to get in and, even stranger, can't take pics

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed September 6, 2015

The old monastery was worth a visit. We stayed about an hour, less time than we’ve spent at most historical attractions. The Royal Chapel, with viewing allowed only from an adjacent room, was particularly impressive. Below its ornate gold ceiling are three intricately sculpted tombs...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank oldbrdrz
Reviewed May 2, 2015

The original monastery is built under a rock on the hillside as you travel up to the top of the mountain. It is an 11 mile drive on winding roads to the monastery, which is above the village of Santa Cruz de la Seros. You...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Todd C
Reviewed February 23, 2015

Excelent example of North Aragon-Pirinees rural architecture. Medieval churches, memorial of past monastery. The rocks that serve as altarpiece of the town shelter the ancient St Juan de la Peña monastery.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank VictorPSanchez
Reviewed January 4, 2015

Both this monastery and the church in Santa Cruz are architectural monuments of the first order. The monastery is carved into the living rock, which in many places provides the ceiling and roof. The signage is excellent, so one can learn the history of the...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank DavidGreenego
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here on the way back from the Monastry San Juan de Pana (DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT) If you arrive before 10am ticket people are not there so it saves you 7 euros each!! Nice restaurant over looking the village square and 1000 year old...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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