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Santes Creus, Catalonia

 

 

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE CISTERCIAN ABBEYS IN  PARADOXPLACE

 

Alcobaça (Portugal) ** (Tombs of Inès de Castro and King Pedro I**)

Gradefes

Las Huelgas (Burgos) ** (Tomb of Queen Leonora Plantagenet **)

San Pedro de Gardina (Burgos) *  (Tomb of El Cid **)

Cañas * (Tomb of Abbess Urraca Lopez de Haro **)

Leyre *

La Oliva *

Rueda **

Poblet **

Santes Creus **

 

** must visits

* highly recommended

 

 

THE TOP TEN CISTERCIAN ABBEYS

 

If Team Paradox had to organize a tour of the top ten Cistercian Abbeys in these lists, these would be the eleven choices.  On the "first reserves list", Poblet is quite close to Santes Creus, Fountains is in the same neck of Yorkshire as Rievaulx, and Pavia (which is really a Carthusian "Certosa") is within an hour or so of Chiaravalle della Colomba.  In addition Casamari and Chiaravalle della Colomba both have infioratas where the entire nave is mosaiced with flowers, blooms and greenery on Corpus Domini each year.

 

 

ITALIAN CISTERCIAN ABBEYS IN  PARADOXPLACE

 

 

San Galgano **

Casamari **

Fossanova **

Chiaravalle della Colomba **

Fontevivo

S Martino de' Bocci

Morimondo

Chiaravalle di Fiastra

Pavia (Carthusian Certosa with Cistercuian "caretakers")**

Firenze (another Certosa) *

 

 

** must visits

* highly recommended

 

 

 

Casamari (Lazio, Italy) - Corpus Domini Infiorata preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noirlac (Centre, France)

 

 

FRENCH CISTERCIAN ABBEYS IN  PARADOXPLACE

 

THE FOUNDATION ABBEYS IN FRANCE

 

Citeaux

Pontigny *

Clairvaux

Morimond

La Ferté

Fontenay **

Noirlac **

La Trappe

l'Épau

Sept Fons

Flaran

Fontfroide *

Valmagne *

Sénanque **

Royaumont

 

 

** must visits

* highly recommended

 

 

BRITISH CISTERCIAN ABBEYS IN  PARADOXPLACE

 

 

Melrose (Scotland) **

Rievaulx (Yorkshire) **

Fountains **

Byland

Buildwas *

Tintern **

Waverley

Beaulieu

 

 

** must visits

* highly recommended

 

 

 

Rievaulx (Yorkshire, England)

 

 

 

 

 

MORE PARADOXPLACE CISTERCIAN LINKS

 

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Introduction to the Paradoxplace Cistercian History and Photo Pages

 

The early years of the Cistercian Order

 

Saint Bernard and the Cistercians' Century in the Sun

 

 

 

Chronology Entry

 

 

 

If it's Cistercian Abbey photos plus good historical commentary you want, this is THE coffee table book (available in September 2008 at an amazingly low price from from Amazon UK)

 

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More Books about the Cistercians and their Abbeys

 

 

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