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His monastery of nuns is interesting. It is part of the 3 big monasteries in the region. The visit... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2017
Jean-Christophe M
Brussels, Belgium
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Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona

The monastery was closed when we got there. The man at the wine store/tourist information office... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2016
Ron S
New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

You'll learn about history, and what people went through back in the Middle Ages. Those thick walls can withstand many centuries, if not millennia. I recommend it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This monastery is much smaller and less decorated than the beautiful monasteries of Poblet and S Creus. Don't bother if you don't speak Spanish or Catalan. You have to visit it by a guided tour that is not in other languages, it's too long and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lidwien S
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

His monastery of nuns is interesting. It is part of the 3 big monasteries in the region. The visit explains what nuns were doing, how they interacted with local lords and the rest of the church. The video explanation is a great one.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jean-Christophe M
Reviewed August 4, 2016

The main entrance is through the stairs in the " Carrer Major" . We arrived at the monastery and found the doors locked and no one to ask. Do not worry , be calm I thought to myself : We rang the bell and somebody...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank kabolko
Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

A convent, rather than a monastery or abbey. It's smaller and more refined than its bigger brethren in the Cistercian triangle. Well worth getting into.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed January 28, 2016

The monastery was closed when we got there. The man at the wine store/tourist information office tried to explain to us when they open but his English was not very good and I didn't understand him. The monastery's exterior looks very interesting. And the views...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Ron S
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

a truly traditional buildings, with nice atmosphere. Calm your heart down, take a walk around the village, or take a look around this area with car.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed May 18, 2015

A high historical value monastery from XI century, surrounded by a stunning landscape in the midst of the Cistercian Route. The guided tour has the ideal last (1 hour) where trough a pleasant and dynamic way it is explained the main architectonic aspects of the...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank joface1988
Reviewed January 4, 2015

You'll need to get here by car. Part of the Ruta del Cister of the three Cistercian monasteries, including Poblet and Santes Creus; you can get a joint ticket for the three and get a discount. If you are driving around this área by car,...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank johnchappell2014
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Only open at weekends and Easter week etc, in spite of what the guide books say. Didn't seem to be worth the drive after the magnificent setting and buildings of Poblet and Santes Creus

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank John J
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