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Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos

Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain
+34 947 39 00 49
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Go to Laudes at 7:30 am

On the morning we went there were 18 monks singing Gregorian chants. Worth the trip. Magical! Pay... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
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Romanic courtyard

Fantastic monastery in the small village of Santo Domingo de Silos. You can visit the adjacent... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Valladolid, Spain
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This beautiful monastery is over a thousand years old and is home to a group of singing monks whose Gregorian chants became popular world wide.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

On the morning we went there were 18 monks singing Gregorian chants. Worth the trip. Magical! Pay attention to the "locals" in attendance for cues on when to stand or sit.

Thank ValleyFor
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Fantastic monastery in the small village of Santo Domingo de Silos. You can visit the adjacent church for free. In itself doesn´t offer much, but you have the opportunity to attend the mass with the monks singing gregorian chants, platinum discs winners. As for the...More

1  Thank JesLon
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Please, visit this monastery, feel the history. A guided visit is available and will help you to understand the meaning of every single detail. The pharmacy is another treasure inside.

Thank GGZ
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I thought it was interesting but you only get to see the court yard the and two other rooms. So I recommend it if you have time.

1  Thank soniablade928
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Few town shops, restaurants are suspect, my daughter ended up in hospital, road is two lane from Lerma....do not speed and drive slower at night. Rural area. Try Parador in Lerma though Lerma is quite lacking in tourist alternatives. And....save your time Covvurubias the so...More

1  Thank queg
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Got up early to attend a Sunday morning service in this beautiful Monastery. It was a real privilege to see the monks doing what they do several times a day, every day of every year. Listening to the chants is a very calming, peaceful experience.If...More

2  Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 6 June 2016

You have to be there for Vespers, about 7 pm, when the monks render homage to their Creator with Gregorian Chant. It is a religious experience despite and because of its beauty. The Cloister itself is a treat. I recommend reading about it before visiting....More

1  Thank Hispanophile46
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We spend 18 days in Northern Spain and visiting the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos was a highlight. The Monastery was Benedictine monastery in the village of Santo Domingo de Silos. The Monastery is Romanesque and has wonderful capitals in its cloister. For those...More

1  Thank Rockcreekpark
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Supposedly the monastery is one of the most famous in Spain; however on the visit and tour you only see the cloister and the small pharmacy and museum. The cloister itself is not particularly beautiful. The real highlight and purpose for the visit are the...More

Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Wonderful architecture and statuary plus an interesting museum with some important artefacts. In the middle of the cloister the interesting Cypress tree which inspired the poem by Gerardo Diego which our group had studied prior to the visit. The surrounding village is beautiful.

1  Thank Glynis98
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Bob L
27 February 2015|
Response from GeorgeKaplan2013 | Reviewed this property |
It is better to write the abbot of the monastery to request permission
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Bob L
27 February 2015|
Response from am08540 | Reviewed this property |
yes - a small plaque inside the cathedral