Le Prieure de Serrabona, Boule-d'Amont

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Take in views of the oak forests and surrounding mountains at Le Prieure de Serrabona, a former monastery famed for its marble Romanesque rostrum from the 12th century. The origins of the priory go back to the 10th century, but most of the remaining architecture was constructed in the 12th century, including a transept and three apses, a cloister, and a bell tower. The walls of the nave provide a good example of the thick rubble stone construction. Enter the cloister to find a variety of sculptures in pink marble, all reflecting a high level of craftsmanship. Le Prieure de Serrabona is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • The Prieuré de Serrabone is well worth the windy drive up to it from Ille -sur-Têt (about 30 mins). The interior of the priory has several interesting features and often an exhibition of some kind... 
    The Prieuré de Serrabone is well worth the windy drive up to it from Ille -sur-Têt (about 30 mins). The interior of the priory has several interesting features and often an exhibition of some kind...  more »
  • The setting on the hilltop is very picturesque for the priory. You have to drive up a windy road of switchbacks to get there. Ample parking. Entrance fee of a couple of euros. The carvings in....  more
    The setting on the hilltop is very picturesque for the priory. You have to drive up a windy road of switchbacks to get there. Ample parking. Entrance fee of a couple of euros. The carvings in....  more »
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  • A truly beautiful place - amazing architecture!
  • Simple ancient priory with beautiful carvings in striking red marble by, I think, the unknown Master of Cabestany. Pretty, well-kept grounds of botanical gardens. Various short walks, with plentiful benches, around the hillside affording some pleasant panoramic views and cosy arbours. The cashier in the basic shop would not take cards (perhaps constrained by nominative determinism). The route is around 20 minutes from the main road. Steep hills and sharp bends with few passing places, rockfalls and supremely confident local drivers add to the excitement of the natural geography.

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