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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 MonasteriesConvento de São Bernardo (Portalegre) PT

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Convento de São Bernardo, localiza-se na freguesia de São Lourenço, na cidade e concelho de Portalegre, distrito de mesmo nome, em Portugal.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member omarcador

location: Portalegre, Portugal

date approved: 5/23/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesBasilica of St. Lawrence and St. Zdislava - Jablonne v Podjestedi, Czech Republic

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Basilica of St. Lawrence and St. Zdislava, Jablonné v Podještedí.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Liberecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/21/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKapuzinerkloster - Olten, SO, Switzerland

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The Capuchin monastery of Olten was founded in 1648.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

date approved: 5/3/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesTen Thousand Buddhas Monastery

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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Tsz) is a Buddhist temple in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. It is located at 220 Pai Tau Village, Sha Tin. It is not an actual monastery as there are no resident monks and is managed by laypersons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dajumaro

location: Hong Kong

date approved: 4/24/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento de San Sebastian - Salamanca, Spain

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The cloister of St. Stephen and its church are well worth a visit. At the entrance you will get an information flyer in various languages.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 4spring

location: Castilla y León, Spain

date approved: 4/10/2015

last visited: 4/7/2015

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer convent of Franciscan-Bernardine nuns / Vilniaus buves Bernardinu (Klarisiu) vienuolynas (Vilnius)

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Complex of former convent of Franciscan-Bernardine nuns with Church of of St. Michael the Archangel (Šv. Arkangelo Mykolo bažnycia ir bernardiniu vienuolynas) houses nowadays Church Heritage Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/2/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye - Nieul sur l'Autise, Pays de la Loire/Vendée, France

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Abbaye de Nieul sur l'Autise

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pilouille

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 4/2/2015

last visited: 9/10/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer Convent Unterlinden - Colmar, Alsace, France

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One of the best known regional fine art museums in France is located in the remains of a former Dominican convent of the 13th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Alsace, France

date approved: 3/28/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesCouvent Sainte-Catherine - Colmar, Alsace, France

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The former convent of the Dominican Sisters of St Catherine in Colmar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Alsace, France

date approved: 3/16/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer Augustinians-Eremites Abbey / Bývalé opatství augustiniánu-poustevníku - Moravské námestí (Brno)

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Complex of the former Augustinians-Eremites Abbey (Opatství augustiniánu-poustevníku) with Church of St. Thomas (kostel Sv. Tomáše), founded in the half of the 14th century, is one of historic and architectural landmarks of Moravian metropoplis Brno.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/16/2015

last visited: 4/1/2015

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster Maria Birnbaum - Sielenbach, Bayern, Germany

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Kloster Maria Birnbaum - Sielenbach, Bayern, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 3/16/2015

last visited: 3/17/2015

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesCouvent des Dominicains - Colmar, Alsace, France

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The former Dominican Abbey has the second largest church building in Colmar. Today it is a museum and the municipal library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Alsace, France

date approved: 3/1/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesÉglise et couvent des Cordelier - Nancy, France

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Ensemble immobilier de l'ancien couvent des Cordeliers, monument historique depuis 1914.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 2/20/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesCapuchin Convent / Klášter kapucínu - Hradcany (Prague)

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Austere Renaissance-Baroque complex of Capuchin Convent (Klášter kapucínu) with church of Church of the Virgin Mary Angelic is located in Loretanské namesti (Loreto Square) in Prague' district Hradcany, not far from the Prague Castle...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/20/2015

last visited: 3/21/2015

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKlášter kapucínu s kostelem Korunování Panny Marie - Žatec, CZ

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Baroque monastery was built in the years 1676 to 1683 for the Capuchin order.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/18/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster Lippoldsberg, Wahlsburg, HE, D

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[DE] Das Kloster Lippoldsberg (auch Lipsberg) ist ein ehemaliges Benediktinerinnen-Frauenkloster. [EN] The Lippoldsberg monastery is a former Benedictine convent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 2/5/2015

last visited: 3/8/2015

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSisters of the Precious Blood Monastery - Watertown, NY

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Sisters of the Precious Blood Monastery is located at 400 Pratt Street in Watertown, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mTn_biKer65

location: New York

date approved: 2/5/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer Augustinian Monastery - Freiburg, BW, Germany

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The Augustinian monastery of Freiburg was founded in 1278, since 1923 the location houses an well-known art museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSt. Scholastica Monastery -- Fort Smith AR

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The wonderful American Collegiate Gothic-style St. Scholastica Monastery is the home for a community of Benedictine Sisters active in the fields of education, heath care, and care for the poor or orphaned.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/20/2015

last visited: 1/21/2015

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSt. Anne's Convent of Mercy -- Fort Smith AR

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A beautiful former convent, now converted into a parish school in downtown Fort Smith AR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/20/2015

last visited: 1/21/2015

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAugustiner-Chorherren-Doppelstift Merxhausen, HE, Germany

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[DE] Das ehemalige Kloster Merxhausen ist eine gotische Klosteranlage im Ortsteil Merxhausen von Bad Emstal in Nordhessen -- [EN] The former monastery Merxhausen is a gothic monastery complex in Merxhausen, Part of Bad Emstal, HE.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 1/20/2015

last visited: 1/18/2015

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSt. Paul's Convent - Anaconda, MT

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In 1923 construction on St. Paul’s Parochial School was commenced with this convent being built simultaneously. It housed the Ursuline Sisters, who were in charge of the school until the end of World War II, when the Benedictine Sisters took over.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/27/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Paris, France

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The Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the oldest church in Paris, with parts of it having been built in the 6th century. The church was long part of an important Benedictine abbey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 12/8/2014

last visited: 1/28/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastery of Saint Jerome - Granada, Spain

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The Monastery of St. Jerome Hieronymite monastery in Granada, Spain. Architecturally, it is in the Renaissance style.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Andalucía, Spain

date approved: 12/8/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesCertosa di Pavia Monastery - Pavia, Italy

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Certosa di Pavia is a famous monastery complex in Lombardy, Italy, situated near a small town with the same name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Lombardia, Italy

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: 9/23/2014

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