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Monasteries of monks

Monasteries of the Cistercians

More than 700 monasteries were founded by the Cistercians in Europe. They were places of spiritual life for many centuries. The remaining abbeys demonstrate the talent of organisation and the economic power of the order. But even the ruins of destroyed abbeys are testimonials of the beauty and suplimity of the Cistercian architecture. Follw me to my collection of nearly 100 monasteries... more