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Real Monasterio de la Valldigna

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Address: Simat de Valldigna, Valencia, Spain
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+34 962 81 16 36

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an exciting monestary visit

Have known this monestary since it was still in private hands in the 1980's and saw it through it' becoming public property and i'ts several stages of renovations. Much has been... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
richard h
Barx, Spain
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Barx, Spain
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Have known this monestary since it was still in private hands in the 1980's and saw it through it' becoming public property and i'ts several stages of renovations. Much has been achieved it again becoming the centrepiece of monastic history in the valencian history. The buidings were started in 1298, alkthough the abbots house was developed from an earlier arab... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

What a totally amazing place - so beautiful and so quiet. The location is stunning and the fact it is free entry is a great bonus. Inside is well maintained and the gardens a real pleasure. No problem parking as there is a great deal of local free places to park.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived today for the 5pm opening. The sun was amazing and lit the stunning Monasterio buildings beautifully. The layout of the different parts of the historic site was really good and provided great views across all aspects. Well preserved and presented and definitely worth a visit.

Thank John P
Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This old walls still keep the flavor and atmosphere of the Valldigna monastery, in the town of Simat. It was affected by the Mendizábal law in the 19 th century and later bought by the Valencia Gov. Concerts in summer and visit all year long. It's really worth to drive down and later taste a delicious "arroz al horno" in... More 

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Camberley, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

The monastery and church was bathed in the warm sun of Spain and had an almost ethereal feel to it. The church was cool and shadowed with huge doors and beautiful murals. The ruins were easily accessible and interesting to explore. We spent a pleasant hour or so just meandering round the grounds, finding little nooks and rebuilt areas where... More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful place. By car from Cullera via small villages and orange gardens you can enjoy great views Open hours 10-2 then from 5-8

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Morpeth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

We first viewed the monastery and adjoining ruins from the property we were staying at on the opposite side of the "dignified valley" and we're delighted when our friends took us to visit the place the following day. The grounds are free to enter although not open all hours. This peacefull place with the backdrop of the mountains around is... More 

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Barx, Spain
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Having first visited this wonderful monestary in 1991 with our then mayor Carlos to see what two workers from our village Barx were discovering with some exploratory diggings in the cloister area I have folowed the diggings, preservations and rebuildings with interest. What all visitors can now see is amazing. It is well worth a two hour visit.

Thank richard h
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

Originally started in the 13th century as a monastery for the Cistercian order, the site is well preserved and easy to get around. The Valencian government are gradually restoring parts of it but there is already some impressive buildings to wander around and they are quite impressive and very photgraphic. We were surprised how extensive the original construction must have... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

I was very impressed with how well site is preserved considering it dates back to the 14th Century. The church at the entrance to the site is the best preserved building on the complex. Make sure you pick up an information leaflet as it has a map and explains the different structures on the complex. The site is pretty large... More 

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