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Quite interesting

A very impressive and very old building. The tour is interesting if you have an interpreter, which... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
aluckart
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West Valley City, Utah
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Wow! Huge, beautiful setting

Walked here en route to Sarria from Triacastela during my recent pilgrimage to Santiago and was not... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Scott W
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South Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

A very impressive and very old building. The tour is interesting if you have an interpreter, which we did. The frescoes are very nice.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Walked here en route to Sarria from Triacastela during my recent pilgrimage to Santiago and was not disappointed. The monastery dominates the town and is very impressive. Be sure to check out hours for tours ahead of time. There is a hostel at the monastery...More

1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Monasterio de San Julian de Samos y Santa Basilisa – The monastery dates from the 500s but its church is from the 16th century. They have a wonderful one hour tour. You cannot visit it alone as it is still an active monastery with some...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 3 November 2017

There are many tours during the day (all in Spanish) - every hour or two I believe - 3Euro if you have your credential and it's worth seeing even if you don't understand Spanish. If you're lucky like I was, an English-Speaking tour guide will...More

1  Thank Anikabella
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I learned that this is the longest standing monastery. Monks have been living here since 655 and there are still 7 monks living there now I was so happy that one stamped my passport. Unfortunately I don't think they get a lot of visitors since...More

1  Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Attended the pilgrim mass and took the guided tour the next day. Both worth the time and effort. Only downside is that our monk guide had very little English.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This monastery needs all the support it can get, maintain it's up keep, there is a lot of work it needs done and it's sad to see it deteriorating. It is a place rich in history and offers the pilgrims dorms as well as an...More

2  Thank Jan C
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A very good guided tour through the old monastery and church with modern wall paintings that have been done since the building was lovingly restored after a great fire destroyed a large part of it in 1951

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This huge complex of buildings has housed pilgrims on the Way of St James for hundreds of years. First viewed from above while on the pilgrims' trail, the complex of buildings is impressive. Later on, closer viewing shows beautiful gardens and productive vegetable and fruit...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

One of the stops of the el Camino, monasterio de Samos, beautiful paintings inside, was more than I expected. The guided tour was really helpful to understand the history of the monastery. A small shop were you can get chocolate and biscuits made by the...More

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