Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha Sights

Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos

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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

For a sojourn with those masters of the Gregorian chant, head to the monastery where 1994's triple-platinum album Chant was recorded in the 1970s and 80s. Located 58 km (36 miles) southeast of Burgos, the monastery has an impressive two-story cloister that's lined with intricate, Romanesque stone carvings. Try to drop in for an evening vespers service. It's a unique experience that's well off the tourist path. Single men can stay here for up to eight days (€42 per night with full board). Guests are expected to be present for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but are otherwise left to their own devices.

Sight Information

Address:

Calle Santo Domingo 2, Santo Domingo de Silos, 09610, Spain

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Phone:

947-390068; 947-390049

Sight Details:

  • €3.50
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–1 and 4:30–6, Sun. noon–1 and 4–6

Published 08/18/2015

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