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The Abbey of Saint-Martin du Canigou

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

The Abbey of Saint-Martin du Canigou - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales
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At the heart of the Canigou massif, at an altitude of 1094 metres on a rocky spur which overlooks the Cady Valley, stands the Abbey of Saint-Martin du Canigou, founded in 1001 by a Count of Cerdanya.

Full of serenity, this haven of peace, nestled in a magnificent environment, both peaceful and verdant, is only accessible on foot – about a 40 minute climb – departing from the village of Casteil.

Today occupied by the Béatitudes community, the Abbey of Saint-Martin du Canigou, listed as an Historic Building, has preserved some beautiful reminders of the past: the lower church, mostly underground, dedicated to Our Lady Under the Earth (Notre-Dame-sous-Terre); the higher 11th-century church, consecrated to St Martin; the cloister and its marble capitals...So many gems of Romanesque architecture to admire during a guided tour.

At the approach to the Abbey, a stairway will lead you to a viewpoint from where you will have a breath-taking view over the whole monastery!

Opening timesMonday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Friday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Saturday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM, 12:15 AM – 12:45 AM, 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Telephone+33 4 68 05 50 03
Official sitewww.stmartinducanigou.org

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The Abbey of Saint-Martin du Canigou

The Abbey of Saint-Martin du Canigou, a jewel of Romanesque art in the heart of Canigou.

The cloister from the gardens (© Jean Espirat)
The cloister from the gardens (© Jean Espirat)
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Abbaye Saint-Martin du Canigou
Abbaye Saint-Martin du Canigou
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