The Royal Monastery of Santes Creus | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
The Royal Monastery of Santes Creus Heaven on Earth

A la riba del riu Gaià, trobem el monestir de Santes Creus , que era el centre d’un dels dominis monàstics més extensos i influents del Regne d’Aragó. Amb una arquitectura sòlida, seriosa i austera, l’abadia reflecteix el model canònic dels monestirs cistercencs (juntament amb Vallbona de les Monges i Poblet ). Visitar Santes Creus és reviure un moment en què la puresa i la distància del món de les persones es van concretar en un lloc ben arrelat a la terra.

Fundat el 1160, el punt àlgid de Santes Creus es trobava entre els segles XIII i XIV, per la seva estreta relació amb la noblesa i la família reial. Els reis, Pere el Gran i Jaume II el Just i la seva dona, Blanca d’Anjou, eren patrons del monestir i van optar per ser enterrats aquí, en dos mausoleus gòtics al costat de l’altar major. L’estudi i restauració de les tombes reials, el 2010, va permetre que es descobrissin intactes les restes de Pere el Gran i Blanca d’Anjou, les úniques restes dels Reis i Reines de la Corona d’Aragó.

El pla fonamental del monestir va organitzar els espais segons les necessitats de la comunitat. L’església, que es va obrir per al culte el 1225, és un exemple de la transició del romànic al gòtic. Tot i aportar sensació de lleugeresa i grandiositat, és un temple sòlid i auster. Contrasta amb l’esplendor del claustre, que data del segle XIV, el primer d’estil gòtic de la Corona d’Aragó.

Plan your visit

What can I do?

Don’t miss the opportunity to take the tour of the monastery and explore the spaces from the architectural, artistic and functional points of view. Immerse yourself in your surroundings, taking the medieval legends of Santes Creus as your guide. Guided and group tours.

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Timetables

The concessionaire company reserves the right to modify this schedule due to force majeure or to comply with the established capacity, so it is recommended to make a reservation in advance.

From 1st February to 31st May
Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 and 13:15 in Catalan; 12:00 and 15:45 in Spanish

From 1st June to 31st July and from 12th September to 30th September
Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30, 13:15 and 17:15 in Catalan; 12:00 and 15:45 in Spanish

From 1st August to 11th September
From Tuesdays to Sundays at 10:30, 13:15 and 17:15 in Catalan; 12:00 and 15:45 in Spanish

In November, December and January there will be only arranged visits.

Special Easter timetable: 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 and 13:15 (Catalan); 12:00 and 15:45 (Spanish)
Holy Friday, Saturday and Sunday:  10:30, 12:00, 13:15 and 16:30 (Catalan); 11:00, 12:30, 15:45 i 17:15 (Spanish)
Easter Monday: 10:30 (Catalan); 12:00 (Spanish)
Prices

Normal admission: €6

Reduced admission: €4

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

Entrance 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 accompanying rate will also free if the accreditation card identifies the person accompanying need

Contact

Reial Monestir de Santes Creus
Plaça Jaume el Just, s/n
43815 Aiguamúrcia (Tarragona)
Tel. (+34) 977638329

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Opening of the sarcophagus of Peter the Great

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