Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos, Santo Domingo de Silos

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#4 of 79 in Historic Sites in Province of Burgos
Must see · Religious Site · Architectural Building
Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos is a Benedictine monastery where monks sing famous Gregorian chants, which have been recorded on a number of albums. When you go, check out the two-story cloisters decorated with carved scenes and stories. There is also a historical pharmacy and a library, although only researchers are permitted to access the library. You are allowed to attend services in the abbey church. To visit Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos and other attractions in Santo Domingo de Silos, use our Santo Domingo de Silos travel planner.
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  • Whilst most will visit to marvel at the architecture and hear the monks chant at prayer, the most powerful experience to be had at Silos is to step outside the noise and distraction of modern life...  more »
  • Exquisite double tiered cloisters. Entry times are displayed at the door and you will be take round in a group with a Spanish speaking guide pointing out the intricate stone carvings. Also an old...  more »
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  • Very interesting tour of the cloister followed by Sexta (Liturgy of the Hours) in the Church. The guide (in Spanish) was very knowledgeable and quoted poetry beautifully. His description of the artwork and history was illuminating. Thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Thank you!
  • Loved the guide he can answer anything, plus the place is really interesting.
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