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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 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: never

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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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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAugustinian Convent / Klášter augustiniánu kanovníku - Karlov (Prague)

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Gothic-Baroque complex of former Augustinian Convent (Klášter augustiniánu kanovníku), currently converted into Museum of Police of the Czech Republic, You can find in small pictoresque historic district of the New Town of Prague called "Karlov".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSt Brigid’s Cistercian Abbey - Clare Island, co. Mayo, Ireland

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Saint Bridget's Abbey is said to date from the mid-13th century, although it was rebuilt around 1460. It was a cell of the Cistercian Abbey in Abbeyknockmoy, Co. Galway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Connacht, Ireland

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesCovento do Loreto - Almourol, Portugal

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This is an old convent in ruins near Tagus river and near Almourol castle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Santarém, Portugal

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKlášter bosých karmelitek s kostelem sv. Benedikta - Praha, CZ

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Baroque convent building from 1655, located in the southwestern part of Hradcany Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/3/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSt. Francis Xavier Convent -- Vicksburg MS

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The St. Francis Xavier Convent has had a complex history, inevitably bound up with the history of this tragic and beautiful city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 10/1/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSt. Peter's Abbey - Salzburg, Austria

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St. Peter's Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in Salzburg, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Salzburg, Austria

date approved: 9/17/2014

last visited: 9/11/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesThe Bar Convent - Blossom Street, York, UK

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The Convent of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin at Micklegate Bar, York, better known as Bar Convent, is the oldest surviving Roman Catholic convent in England, established in 1686. It is located on the south east side of Blossom Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesQueen of Carmel Convent - Saint Leo, Florida

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The Queen of Carmel Convent was built in 1941 next to Saint Leo Abbey. The convent was home to two groups of Carmelite sisters. First from New York until 1952. Then from Mexico City until 1963. Now the convent is known as the abbey’s Carmel Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Riverview CacheAways

location: Florida

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesEwenny Priory - Church of St Michaels - Ewenny, Wales,

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Ewenny Priory Church of St Michael and All Angels - One of the most complete Norman Churches in Wales. A monastery of the Benedictine order, founded in the 12th century. Ewenny Priory, located in Ewenny, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/6/2014

last visited: 9/6/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMinster Church of St Cuthburga - Wimborne, Dorset, UK.

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The Minster Church is dedicated to St Cuthburga, She founded a Benedictine Nunnery around 705 AD. The nunnery was destroyed by the Vikings in 1013. The Minster Church was rebuilt on the ruins. located in the Heart of Wimborne, Great Britain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: 8/27/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesChristchurch Priory - Dorset, UK.

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The Priory Church was founded in the 11th Century as an Augustinian Priory & has significant surviving architecture. The Priory survived the dissolution of the monasteries, & was gifted by King Henry VIII to the town of Christchurch, in Dorset.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: 8/27/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye Saint-Germain d'Auxerre (Yonne) - France

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[FR] L'abbaye Saint-Germain est une abbaye bénédictine fondée au Ve siècle par saint Germain d'Auxerre. [EN] The Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre was a Benedictine monastery in central France, dedicated to its founder Saint Germain of Auxerre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: France

date approved: 8/18/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFranziskanerkloster Marienthal

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The Franciscan monastery Marienthal is located above Geisenheim near the small river Elster

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 8/16/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAugustinian Church Monastery - Vienna, Austria

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According to Wikipedia, the Augustinian Church still serves as an active monatery with six Augustinian monks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Austria

date approved: 8/1/2014

last visited: 9/11/2013

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesChiesa e Monastero di San Girolamo - San Gimignano, Italy

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The church and monastery of San Girolamo is located in San Gimignano, in the province of Siena.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 7/29/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento de Chelas - Lisboa, Portugal

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This convent is located in a neglected area of Lisbon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbey of Bury St Edmunds - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds was once among the richest Benedictine monasteries in England, until the Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/16/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesProfitis Ilias - Santorini Island, Greece

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Monastery "Prophet Elijah" at highest point (567m) of Island Santorini

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arne1

location: Greece

date approved: 7/3/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKoímisi Theótokou - Thirassia, Greece

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Koímisi Theótokou (Assumption of Mother of your Lord) is a monastery and is located on isle Thirasia (Santorini) in South Aegean, Greece. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 111 metres.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arne1

location: Greece

date approved: 7/3/2014

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento di S. Francesco - Sorrento, Campania, Italy

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Dating back to the 7th century, the Convento di S. Francesco (St. Francis of Assisi) is made up of three elements: the church, the monastery and the famous cloister.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Campania, Italy

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: 11/1/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesCulross Abbey, Culross Scotland

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Culross Abbey--now a ruin

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dnrseekers

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/11/2014

last visited: 5/16/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesBasilian Monastery - Krásny Brod, Slovakia

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The Basilian monastery of Krasny Brod, located close to Medzilaborce in northeastern part of Slovakia. The monastery was founded in the 9th century, destroyed and rebuilt at least three times. New monastery is active in neighbourhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rikitan

location: Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

date approved: 5/25/2014

last visited: never

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