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Aiguamúrcia


Santes Creus Monastery


Contact details

Plaza Jaume el Just s/n
43815  Aiguamurcia, Aiguamúrcia, Tarragona  (Catalonia)
http://www.es.mhcat.cat/
Tel.:+34 977638329

Location

Autonomous region:
Catalonia

Province/Island:
Tarragona

Tarragona

Reservations


Description

It is a representative example of a Cistercian monastery .

It is situated in the region of Alt Camp, in a valley close to the River Gaiá.

The collection is an excellent example of the architectonic elements followed by the Cistercian monasteries. Its construction was prolonged from the 12th and 18th century. The façade of the church, crowned by crenellation, is Romanesque, dates from the 11th century and contains a spectacular Gothic large window. It has a Latin cross plan, with three naves and five chapels. The cloister is Gothic and was built by Jaume II in 1313. The tombs of several abbots of the monastery are sculpted on the floor of the chapter room.

Construction:
Monastery

Artistic period:
Cistercian

Historic period:
12th century

Setting:
The natural surroundings of the monastery are full of hazelnut trees, fields of vines and almond trees. The Arboleda de Santes Creus is near the monastery.

Practical information

Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 19:00


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From Oct 01 to May 31
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 17:30


Closed: Mondays, 1 and 6 January and 25 and 26 December


Prices

General: €4,50
Reduced: €3
ICOM members and associations: Admission free
Tuesday
Admission free

Services

Guided tour by prior appointment

Map


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