Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona, Vallbona De Les Monges

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The Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona (Catalan Santa Maria de Vallbona de les Monges; Spanish El Real Monasterio de Santa María de Vallbona) is a Cistercian abbey in Vallbona de les Monges, in the comarca of Urgell, Catalonia, Spain. Founded in the early 12th century, it is one of the most important monasteries in Catalonia; its church represents an example of transition between Romanesque and Gothic architecture. The abbey was declared a national monument in 1931.
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  • As my husband and I were wandering around a guide asked us 'what group did we belong to'. We didn't it was just the two of us, she wasn't happy and a little rude telling us to join a Spanish...  more »
  • You'll learn about history, and what people went through back in the Middle Ages. Those thick walls can withstand many centuries, if not millennia. I recommend it!  more »

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