Monastery of Santa Maria de Vilabertran | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
Monastery of Santa Maria de Vilabertran Seguint els passos de Sant Agustí
La fundació del Monestir o la Casa dels Cànons de Santa Maria de Vilabertran és un símbol del moviment de reforma de finals del segle XI que lluitava contra les imposicions de la noblesa en cites eclesiàstiques.
 
Amb aquesta postura, el clergue Pere Rigau pot reunir una comunitat de sacerdots que viuen a la casa annexa a l'Església de Santa Maria de Vilabertran. El 1080, el monestir, que segueix la regla de Sant Agustí, és fundar en terrenys donats per famílies de la zona. Avui és considerat una de les primeres comunitats d'oficines a Catalunya que, a més, va deixar el llegat als exemples més ben conservats d' arquitectura canònica medieval .
 
El complex arquitectònic, construït entre els segles XII i XIII, tenia un format inicial per a una claustre central que dona a les habitacions del monestir ia l’Església. L’església és l’element més destacable del complex, especialment la creu processional del seu interior, considerada la peça més gran d'obra eclesiàstica gòtica de Catalunya.
 
El posteriors és ampliar la casa canònica amb la capella funerària del Rocabertí (segle XIV), el palau abacial (segle XV) i el pati emmurallat (segle XVIII) que van portar els edificis exteriors dins del recinte.

Plan your visit

What can I do?
In addition to guided tours, various family and schools activities are organised.
Services
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Timetables
From 1st September to 30th June:
from Thursday to Saturday: from 10 am to 1.30 pm and from 3 pm to 5.30 pm.
Sundays and public holidays: from 10 am to 3 pm
 
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE - Friday, Saturday and Sunday: from 10 am to 1.30 pm and from 3 pm to 5.30 pm. Monday: from 10 am to 3 pm
 
July and August: from Tuesday to Sunday: from 10 am to 1.30 pm and from 3 pm to 6.30 pm.
 
Closed on Mondays, except public holidays, on 25th and 26th December and 1st and 6th January.
Prices
General ticket: €4

Reduced ticket: €2
People aged 65 or more, pensioners, the holders of the Youth Card, students with International Student Card, those possessing the large family or parent, no tourist groups of 10 or more people by appointment. If this is a group where some members are entitled to free entry can continue to enjoy this reduction

Free:
Persons under 16 years, the unemployed, the members of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments), duly accredited, the members of the Association of Museum of Catalonia duly accredited, those professional tour guides, duly accredited, people of formal education teachers accredited by the management of the school in carrying out their work, the press duly accredited professionals, in the exercise of their work, have communicated in writing their visit, people with disability certificate, the host families duly accredited, groups of students (students in the educational system of the general system, from kindergarten to high school, vocational training and through special education teacher) who have reservation (except mNACTEC)

Contact
Monestir de Santa Maria de Vilabertran
C. Abadia, 4
17760 Vilabertran (Girona)
Tel. (+34) 972508787
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