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Amazing hidden Monastery

We parked at the New Monastery as you need to buy the tickets there. It is a huge building and... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
plantsman_10
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Old and new monastery on the pyrenees

Staying in the beautiful Panticosa we found that there is is an exceptional monastery, comprised of... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Shlomitgr
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

We parked at the New Monastery as you need to buy the tickets there. It is a huge building and plenty to see but it is all in Spanish so not very informative for English speakers. The free shuttle bus takes you down to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Staying in the beautiful Panticosa we found that there is is an exceptional monastery, comprised of an old huge 20th century Reconstracted monastery that was burnt וn which there is a very impressive archaeological museum. The old monastery was also Reconstracted. It is built under...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

I don't know how many times we've been here and every occasion we discover something new and interesting. A short walk takes you from the car park to this gorgeous monastery nestled under a rock and hidden in a such a way that I presume...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank stendek
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We took the trail from Santa Cruz de la Seros through the hills up to the Monasterio. (Not for the faintt hearted, an undulating 90 minute walk) The monastery is truly magnificent and it's amazing how it has stood the test of time. The craftmanship...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Historic site of old monastery under a cliff overhang, worth driving a mountain road. We visited there after a big snowfall. The parking space of the information centre uphill (and this old monestry, if any) was covered with deep snow, and we could not but...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jollybegood
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

A historic site you should not miss. Build in under a cliff this monastic hideaway has survived time itself. Pay to enter. But worth every euro. Pilgrim stamp available at the office where to pay your enterance fee.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank OntotheFuture
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Interesting construction with the monastery nestling in the rock cliffs. Surrounding countryside is spectacular. Although a written guide in English was available the tourist guide spoke only Spanish. Well worth a visit. Car parking s sbout 2km away at the new monastery with a shuttle...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank johnmxp
Reviewed August 30, 2017

OMG! the Holy Grial was standing there!!! I felt like Indiana Jones... in a monastery carved in a natural cave.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank James_Jacobdb
Reviewed July 8, 2017

San Juan de la Pena is a superb site, a real treat for lovers of romanesque art, architecture, and medieval history. Unfortunately, our recent visit there was a disaster, because the people in charge are completely disorganized and thoughtless when it comes to visitors who...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Rebrites
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Well of the beaten track but still worth the detour the best part is the oldest which you see first and the last bit the cloister the rest is easily missed. The bus runs every 3o min from the car park the whole experience is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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