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THE CISTERCIANS IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Spanish Abbey, Monastery, Mosque and Cathedral Links

 

Introduction to the Paradoxplace Cistercian History and Photo Pages

Link to the early years of the Cistercian Order

Link to Saint Bernard and the Cistercians' Big Leap Forward

CISTERCIAN ABBEY PHOTOS

 FRANCE ITALY
THE FOUNDATION ABBEYS IN FRANCE
BRITAIN SPAIN & PORTUGAL (THIS PAGE)

Books on Cistercian Abbeys

Chronology Entry

Link to all Abbey and Cathedral Pages in Paradoxplace

 

 

On this page are links to:

 

 

Alcobaça (Portugal) **

Gradefes

Las Huelgas (Burgos) **

San Pedro de Gardina (Burgos - not shown on the map) *

Cañas *

Leyre *

La Oliva *

Rueda **

Poblet **

Santes Creus **

 

 

** must visits

* highly recommended

 

 

 

The map below comes from the MSM book "The Cistercians"  - the numbers refer to the page references in the book which is well worth getting.  Lower down are links to individual abbeys in paradoxplace.  At the bottom of the page are an image of the book's cover and the keys for the symbols used in the map.

 

 

 

 

If it's Cistercian Abbey photos you want, this is THE coffee table book

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Links to other books on the Cistercians and their Beautiful Abbeys

 

 

 

This map is included in the excellent book (in French and English) published by MSM - see below

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcobaça (Portugal)

 

Gradefes Nunnery (Rio Esla near León) (active)

 

 

Tomb of Eleanor Plantagenet - daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine

 

 

 

Tomb of el Cid

 

Santa Maria la Real de Las Huelgas Nunnery (Burgos) (part museum part active)

 

San Pedro de Gardina (Burgos - historically Benedictine but now Cistercian) (active)

 

 

 

The famous mid-1200s tomb of Abbess La Beata Urraca Lopez de Haro

 

 

 

Cañas (Nunnery) (active)

 

Leyre (now Benedictine) (active with find singin' and basic hotel but no cloisters)

 

 

La Oliva (active with lusty singing)

 

 

Rueda (top restoration as "museum" and brilliant hotel)

 

 

Poblet (active)

 

 

Santes Creus (museum with active church)

 

 

 

Link to MSM

 

 

 

Over 40 photo pages of Cistercian Abbeys in:  SPAIN & PORTUGAL  ITALY  FRANCE  BRITAIN

 

Cistercian Insight Pages:  INTRODUCTION   EARLY YEARS   LATER YEARS   ABBEY  PHOTOS

 

 

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