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Món Sant Benet | An unforgettable odyssey through a 1000-year-old sanctuary

Món Sant Benet is a historic monastery located near the town of Sant Fruitós de Bages in Catalonia, Spain. Originally founded in the 10th century, the monastery was initially built as a Benedictine house and played a significant role in the cultural and religious life of the region during the Middle Ages.

Things to know before booking your tickets to Món Sant Benet

  • Wheelchair-accessible: The experience is accessible for people with reduced mobility. 
  • Guided tours: Opt for guided tours to learn and explore the attraction at the same time. 
  • Multilingual audioguide: The audio guide is available in 4 different languages. For the best experience, carry your earphones. 

Why visit Món Sant Benet?

  • History dating back to the 10th century: Exploring the monastery allows visitors to step back in time and learn about the religious and cultural heritage of Catalonia.
  • Beautiful example of Medieval architecture: The monastery complex features stunning examples of medieval architecture, including Romanesque and Gothic elements.
  • Treasure trove of culture: Mon Sant Benet offers a range of cultural attractions, including museums and exhibitions that delve into the history and traditions of the region
  • Gourmet gastronomic experience: Mon Sant Benet is renowned for its culinary offerings, particularly the Michelin-starred restaurant L'Ó. 
  • Surrounded by natural beauty: The monastery is surrounded by picturesque landscapes, including vineyards, olive groves, and gardens. 

What to see at Món Sant Benet?

Different monastery buildings

You can explore the well-preserved monastery buildings, including the church, cloisters, chapter house, and living quarters during your visit.

Living quarters

At Món Sant Benet you can visit the dormitories, refectory (dining hall), and scriptorium (writing room) to understand the roles and responsibilities of the monks.

Religious artifacts

The monastery is home to an interesting collection of medieval sculptures, paintings, and decorative arts, including altarpieces, statues, and illuminated manuscripts.

Exhibits and displays

Through interactive exhibits, you can learn about the founding of Mon Sant Benet, its evolution over time, and its connections to broader historical events and movements.

Medieval gardens

After exploring the monastery, explore its gardens that are home to aromatic herbs, medicinal plants, and culinary ingredients. The gardens have also been meticulously restored to reflect medieval horticultural practices.

Interactive workshops

Try your hand at interactive workshops on traditional woodworking, stone carving, textile weaving, and other artisanal techniques that were essential to daily life in the medieval monastery.

Storytelling through role-play

As a part of your experience, you will encounter costumed interpreters who bring the medieval period to life through role-playing and storytelling at the monastery.

Plan your visit to Món Sant Benet

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Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Sundays and holidays, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closed: 25th December, 26th December, 1st January and 6th January

Best time to visit: Plan your visit to Món Sant Benet over the weekends. During this time, crowds are less and you can comfortably explore the monastery. 

Address: Camí de Sant Benet, s/n, 08272 Sant Fruitós de Bages, Barcelona, Spain.

Find on maps. 

  • By train: R4 Rodalies RENFE line
    Nearest stop: Manresa
  • By bus: 751
    Nearest stop: Navarcles
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  • Wear comfortable footwear, since you will be walking a lot during your visit to Món Sant Benet.  
  • The Medieval experience at Món Sant Benet takes place from Tuesday to Sunday at different times. It is a good idea to see the slots available and choose the one that works best for you. 
  • Keep in mind that Món Sant Benet is a monastery, so it is recommended to dress conservatively out of respect. 
  • For the best audio experience, you can carry your headphones/earphones. 
  • The audio guide is available in Catalan, English, French and Spanish. 
  • You can carry your baggage with you. 
  • The monastery has wheelchair accessibility and pram/stroller accessibility. 
  • Camera equipment, tripods, flash photography, tripods, and selfie sticks are not permitted inside Món Sant Benet. 
  • The monastery has served as the filming location for popular television shows such as Game of Thrones. 

 

  • L'Ó Restaurant: Located 950 m from the Mon Sant Benet complex itself, L'Ó is a Michelin-starred restaurant offering a gourmet dining experience featuring Catalan cuisine with a modern twist.
  • Restaurant Món: Situated adjacent to the monastery, only 950 m away, Restaurant Món offers a diverse menu showcasing traditional Catalan dishes alongside international cuisine.
  • Restaurant La Fonda: Located 500 m from Mon Sant Benet, La Fonda offers a delicious reinvention of Catalan cuisine inspired by its chef, who is from Manresa. 

Budget: Camping Freixa Manresa (1.9 km), Hotel Els Noguers (3.7 km), Hotel 1948 Manresa (4.1 km). 

Mid-range: Mas de la Sala (4.9 km), Turó de la Torre (5 km), Masia Les Quingles (5.1 km). 

Luxury: Hotel Món Sant Benet (500 m), Hostal Abat Cisneros (30 km). 

Beyond Món Sant Benet

Montserrat

One of Catalonia's most iconic landmarks, Montserrat is a spectacular mountain range located about 30 km from Mon Sant Benet. It is home to the famous Black Madonna statue.

Artigas Gardens

Designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, the Artigas Gardens (Jardins Artigas) are located in the town of La Pobla de Lillet, approximately 50 km from Mon Sant Benet.

Caves of Salnitre

Located near the town of Collbató, approximately 30 km from Mon Sant Benet, the Caves of Salnitre (Coves del Salnitre) are a fascinating natural attraction.

Frequently asked questions about Món Sant Benet tickets

How much is a ticket to Món Sant Benet?

Món Sant Benet tickets cost €14.

What do Món Sant Benet tickets include?

Your tickets include entry to the monastery, a multilingual audio guide, and audio-visual resources with subtitles.

What is the cancelation policy for Món Sant Benet tickets?

Your Món Sant Benet tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled.

How long does it take to complete a Món Sant Benet tour?

It will take you around 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete a Món Sant Benet tour.