Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes

sights / Religious

Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes information

adult/under 7yr €3.60/free, Tue free
Opening hours
10am-8pm Tue-Sun Jun-Sep, 10am-5.30pm Tue-Sun Oct-May
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Lonely Planet review

Combine all-encompassing views of a deep-blue Mediterranean and the (sometimes) snowy peaks of the nearby Pyrenees with a spectacular piece of Romanesque architecture and what you get is the Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes, which sits 500m up in the hills southwest of El Port de la Selva. Founded in the 8th century, it later became the most powerful monastery between Figueres and Perpignan in France. The great triple-naved, barrel-vaulted basilica is flanked by the square Torre de Sant Miquel bell tower and a two-level cloister.