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Description:
Abbeys, monasteries and convents around the world.
Expanded Description:
Any abbey, convent, or monastery may be included. Though primarily intended for the Christian religion, there are those of other world religions that are also welcome!! The primary requirement is that they be an established place of formal religious retreat, with resident supervision.

We will also accept inactive sites, or those that may be classified as "ruins," or that have been converted to other uses -- as long as adequate DOCUMENTATION can be provided about its status as an abbey or monastery.

If you have any question about the suitability of any particular location for this category, please contact the group leader.
Instructions for Posting a Abbeys, Convents and Monasteries Waymark:
This is an adopted category so the requirements reflect changes that are not necessarily met by all of the waymarks you may see here, which are grandfathered in, of course.

NAME: This particulalry naming convention MUST be followed:
Abbey/Monastery/Convent name - Location
Examples:
Abbey Number One - Berlin, Germany
Abbey Number Two - Hometown, Iowa

1. Personally obtained GPS coordinates. These should be taken as near to the entrance as possible. Use a viewpoint only if access is restricted. Please explain this in your description!

2. At least TWO personally taken photos. One should show an overview of the building and grounds and the other must show a clear view of a sign or lettering showing the name of the facility. Multiple photos are encouraged to give as much of an overview as possible. If there is no sign, you may substitute another close-up photo. Please explain this in your description. Pleas do NOT include your GPSr in any photo!

3. A good description of the waymark with as much background as possible. Do a little research to make your waymark a valuable contribution to the category. Please include information about access to the location--roads, trails, parking, visitor facilities, tours, etc. The idea is to encourage visits, so anything that would help the potential visitor would be good to include. NOTE: All quoted material must be clearly indicated and the source given, including URL if from a web site.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Describe your visit, including the date, with as much detail as possible, AND contribute at least ONE PHOTO, original, different from those already in the gallery, if possible.

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye de la Bénisson-Dieu - La Bénisson-Dieu, France

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[EN] The former abbey of Notre-Dame-de-la-Bénédiction-de-Dieu was a Cistercian settlement in Benedictine land. [FR] L’ancienne abbaye de Notre-Dame-de-la-Bénédiction-de-Dieu était une implantation cistercienne en terre bénédictine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 7/18/2017

last visited: 7/10/2017

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesVauclair Abbey- Bouconville-Vauclair, France

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Cistercian abbey founded in 113

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Picardie, France

date approved: 6/29/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesHospital and Brothers Hospitallers convent in Kuks / Hospital a konvent Milosrdných bratrí v Kuksu (East Bohemia)

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Stunning complex of former hospital and later also convent of Brothers Hospitallers in Kuks, founded by count František Antonín Špork and build in 1707-1748, belongs among the true pearls of European Baroque architecture.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Kralovehradecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/9/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster St. Apollinaris - Remagen - RLP - Germany

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Die Apollinariskirche liegt, umgeben von Klostergebäuden und schönem Garten mit einem wunderbaren Blick auf den Rhein, auf einer Anhöhe über Remagen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 5/19/2017

last visited: 7/18/2017

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMaria Eich - Planegg, Bayern, Germany

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Maria Eich ist ein Augustinerkloster mit Wallfahrtskirche auf dem Gebiet der Gemeinde Planegg in Oberbayern *** Maria Eich is an Augustinian monastery with pilgrimage church on the territory of the municipality Planegg in Oberbayern.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tintenklexx

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSankt Bonifatiuskloster Hünfeld - Hünfeld, Hessen, Germany

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Sankt Bonifatiuskloster Hünfeld der Oblatenmissionare / Sankt Bonifatiuskloster Hünfeld of the Missionary Oblates

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoMaulis

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 5/12/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesLe couvent des Ursulines - Montpellier - France

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L'ancien couvent des Ursulines transformé en prison pour femmes, puis en cité internationale de la danse. The former convent of the Ursulines transformed into prison for women, then in international city of the dance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Languedoc-Roussillon, France

date approved: 5/8/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKayin Pariyatti Monastery - Yangon, Myanmar

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Located near Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Myanmar

date approved: 5/4/2017

last visited: 10/15/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesRedemptorists Convent / Klášter Redemptoristu - Svatá Hora u Príbrami (Central Bohemia)

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Redemptorists Convent (Klášter Redemptoristu) is a part of the prominent Marian pilgrimage site of Czech Lands - Baroque complex Svatá Hora (Holy Hill) in Pribram. Redemptorists are administrators of the Svatá Hora.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/10/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesChiostro di Monreale - Montreale, Italy

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Next door to the Duomo of Monreale is an entrance to the cloisters (chiostro) of the Benedictine monastery, dating to the end of the twelfth century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 4/10/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastero di San Nicolò l'Arena - Catania, Italy

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The Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena in Catania, Sicily, is one of the largest monasteries in Europe. The monastery was founded in 1558 and today it hosts the Department of Humanities of the University of Catania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 4/4/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbtei Sayn - Bendorf-Sayn, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Abtei Sayn in Bendorf-Sayn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 3/27/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvent of Merciful Sisters of the Vigin Mary of Jerusalem / Klášter Milosrdných sester Panny Marie Jeruzalémské - Opava (North Moravia)

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Complex of the Convent of Merciful Sisters of the Vigin Mary of Jerusalem (Klášter Milosrdných sester Panny Marie Jeruzalémské), nowadays housing Ecclesiastic college of music Opava (Církevní konzervator Opava), is located in medieval core of Opava.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/3/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesWallfahrtskloster Blieskastel - Blieskastel, Saarland, Germany

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Parkplatz: N49° 14.461 E007° 15.329 Parking area: N49° 14.461 E007° 15.329

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoMaulis

location: Saarland, Germany

date approved: 2/25/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKonvent "Benediktinerinnen der Anbetung" - Wien, Austria

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Konvent der Benediktinerinnen der Anbetung / Convent of the Benedictines of the Adoration

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 2/16/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesJohanniskloster - Hamburg, Germany

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Das Johanniskloster befindet sich an der Heilwigstraße 162 im Hamburger Stadtteil Harvestehude.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 2/9/2017

last visited: 4/30/2017

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastery of the Knights of the Cross with a Red Star - Praha, CZ

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The Knights of the Cross settled right next to the bridgehead of the stone Judith’s bridge in the Old Town which was later replaced by the Charles Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/29/2017

last visited: 3/15/2017

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvent of the Capuchin Fathers - San Marino

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Convent of the Capuchin Fathers from 16th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: San Marino

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAnežský klášter - Praha, Czech republic

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Anežský klášter, zvaný na Františku byl založen pravdepodobne roku 1231 Anežkou Premyslovnou / The convent of Saint Agnes was founded in 1231 by Agnes of Bohemia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye Notre-Dame - Wisques - Pas-de-Calais - France

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[EN] The abbey Notre-Dame is a Benedictine abbey located in Wisques in the Pas-de-Calais and the diocese of Arras. [FR] L'abbaye Notre-Dame est une abbaye bénédictine féminine située à Wisques dans le Pas-de-Calais et le diocèse d'Arras.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: 3/25/2017

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster Marienthron – Grimma, Saxony, Germany

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Die Ruine eines ehemaligen Zisterzienserinnenklosters südlich von Grimma. The ruins of a former Cistercian monastery in the south of Grimma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member matefreund

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye Saint-Bertin - Saint-Omer - Pas-de-Calais - France

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[EN] The Abbey of Saint-Bertin is an ancient Benedictine abbey founded in the 7th century by the bishop of Thérouanne under the name of Sithiu Abbey. [FR] L'abbaye Saint-Bertin est une ancienne abbaye bénédictine fondée, au VIIe siècle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 12/16/2016

last visited: 6/9/2017

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesHoly Transfiguration Skete Monastery - Eagle Harbor MI

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The Holy Transfiguration Skete Monks Catholic Monastery of the Byzantine is a Catholic Monastery of the Byzantine rite, under the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Michigan

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesUrsulinenkloster Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany

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The Ursuline Monastery is the second remaining monastery in Erfurt, next to the Augustinian Monastery. It is right on the river Anger in the center of the old town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: 1/6/2017

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye aux Hommes - Caen (Normandie), France

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[FR] L'abbaye aux Hommes est une des deux grandes abbayes, avec l'abbaye aux Dames, fondées par Guillaume le Conquérant à Caen. [EN] The Abbey of Saint-Étienne is a former Benedictine monastery in the French city of Caen, Normandy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Basse-Normandie, France

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: 3/7/2017

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