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Summary for Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

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"Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar"

Former walled monastery, now and church. The wine co-operative was founded in 1921 by 50 local wine makers as a place to process the grapes.

Address: Plaza d Octavia, Sant Cugat del Valles. 08172

Summary of prices for Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual Free
Child Free
Group/Family Ticket:
Notes: Guided tours & audio guides from 4 euros.
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About Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

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Sant Cugat monastery

Dates from the ninth century. in the year 985 it was damaged by an atack of muslim troops led by al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir who repaired the monastery and added the miaret which remains today.

In the mid-12th century, the construction of a new monastery began. It was finished in 1337. In 1350, work began on the fortifications. During the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714), it was occupied by troops of Archduke Charles, causing damage to the structure. Restoration work was completed in 1789. In 1835, the monastery was abandoned by the monks, remaining empty until 1851, when restoration began. It was declared a National Monument in 1931.

Distinctive features of the monastery are is two floor cloister, Church and walled compound. The 30 metre cloister was designed by Arnau Cadell and his disciple Lluis Samaranch and follows the square plan typical of many monasteries in Catalunya from this period.

The cloister is Romanesque but the church is built in the Gothic style, having a nave and two aisles. The facade has a large (8.2 metre diameter) rose window, similar to those in the Cathedrals of Barcelona and of Tarragona. The church houses a Gothic altarpiece, known as the retablo de Todos los Santos, made in 1375 by Pere Serra.

Sant Cugat Wine Cooperative

In 1921, fifty-one local viticulturists, some of them owners, but mostly tenants, founded the Sindicat Vitivinacola and Caixa Rural de Sant Medir, a cooperative whose main objective was to make wine together to get more out of the production of grapes. It was commissioned from Cesar Martinell, the architect specialising in agrarian modernist architecture of the time.

After the peek of 1950 when maximum production was reached activity began to gradually decline. The crisis in the sector had a very important impact, but above all the fact that the rural Sant Cugat that until then lived from the work of the field was already beginning to be transformed into a city.

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Visiting Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

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Sant Cugat Monastery

Due to the monastery being abandoned by the monks, most of the relics have been long since removed so inside there are few artefacts. However the space has been preserved and converted into a museum with exhibitions about the history and monastic life. For opening hours and prices check the website.

When I visited on a sunday morning, I got in for free but this did not include an audio guide.

Sant Cugat Wine Cooperative

The last vinification took place in 1988, and the other agricultural services were gradually closed. The auxiliary buildings, and in 1994 the ships of the vats, began to be demolished to give way to a new housing block. The room for the reception of grapes and winemaking, built in 1921 according to Martinell's project, was ceded by the cooperative to the city. Rehabilitated and turned into a museum, today it is one of the Museums of Sant Cugat.

This is free to enter but has limited opening times. Check the website.

Getting To Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

If you just want to visit the Monastery and wine cellar then you can get the FGC from Plaza Catalunya to FGC Sant Cugat.

Sant Cugat is in Zone 1 now so you can use a normal T-casual Zone 1 ticket.

I have a walking route of 13km through parc collserola starting at Sant Cugat FGC station and ending up at Vall de Hebron green (L3) metro station in Barcelona.

Sant cugat is on the FGC valles lines.

Weather for Sant Cugat de Valles

Additionally, I recomend checking Mountain Forcast website Which has more detailed weather information about the serra de collserola ridgeline.

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