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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 MonasteriesKloster Wiblingen - Ulm, BW, Germany

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Wiblingen Abbey was founded in 1093 by the counts Hartmann and Otto von Kirchberg and is located near Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member [somnambulist]

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 2/7/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento da Giesteira - [Évora, Évora, Portugal]

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Convento abandonado perto de Nossa Sra. da Boa Fé no concelho de Évora.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AlexCatarina

location: Évora, Portugal

date approved: 2/3/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSt Nicholas's Priory - Monkton, Pembroke, Wales.

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St Nicholas's Priory, Pembroke (Monkton), was established as an alien priory of St Martin of Séez by Arnulf of Montgomery, earl of Pembroke. Now known as 'Priory & Parish Church of Saints Nicholas & John' Located in Monkton, Pembroke, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/26/2016

last visited: 1/26/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesServite Monastery - Portland, OR

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Located at the Grotto...a Roman Catholic sanctuary in Portland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/21/2016

last visited: 3/14/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesHôtel de ville (Ancien couvent des Clarisses) — Thionville, France

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The city hall of Thionville, built in the style of the late Renaissance, is a former convent of the Order of Saint Clare (Clarisses)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 1/19/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesOur Lady of Grace Monastery - Monastery, NS

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Begun in 1825, this monastery is today occupied by the Contemplative Augustinian Nuns.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 1/9/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesRedemptorist Monastery - North Perth, Western Australia

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A monastery in North Perth

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 1/9/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer Piarist Convent / Bývalý Piaristický klášter - Príbor (North Moravia)

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Large late-Baroque complex of the former Piarist convent (Piaristický klášter), nowadays regional museum, library, art school and town' cultural centre, is one of the key historic and architectural landmarks of town Príbor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/9/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesNunnery of Chotesov - Czech Republic

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Nunnery of Chotešov

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Plzensky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/2/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento de N.ª Sr.ª da Esperança - [Viana do Alentejo, Évora, Portugal]

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Convento no cimo de um monte perto de Alcáçovas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AlexCatarina

location: Évora, Portugal

date approved: 12/29/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesPorta Coeli Convent - Predklasteri, Czech Republic

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The "Gateway to Heaven" or Porta Coeli in Latin is a unique convent complex near the quiet little town of Tišnov.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/29/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer convent of St. Claire order / Bývalý lášter klarisek - Panenský Týnec (North-West Bohemia)

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Complex of former St. Claire convent with ruin of monumental unfinished Gothic church is the key architectural dominant of market town Panenský Týnec near town Louny (North-West Bohemia).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/10/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKapuzinerkloster - Brig, VS, Switzerland

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The Capuchin monastery of Brig was founded in 1948.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Wallis (VS), Switzerland

date approved: 11/3/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesRila Monastery - Rila, Bulgaria

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This monastery was established in the year 927...and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Bulgaria

date approved: 10/28/2015

last visited: 6/1/2015

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKlasterni Hradisko - Olomouc, Czech Republic

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Hradisko Monastery (Czech language: Klášterni Hradisko) was originally a Benedictine monastery...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/18/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSelesianske stredisko mladeze - Brno, Czech Republic

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CS: Selesianske stredisko mladeze // EN: Salesian Youth Centre

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/16/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbazia di Pomposa - Codigoro, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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L'abbazia di Pomposa situata nel comune di Codigoro in provincia di Ferrara è un'abbazia risalente al IX secolo e una delle più importanti di tutto il Nord Italia. --- Pomposa Abbey is a Benedictine monastery near Ferrara, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus

location: Emilia–Romagna , Italy

date approved: 10/12/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastero di Sabiona - Chiusa, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

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Il monastero di Sabiona sorge su un'alta rupe che sorveglia il borgo di Chiusa in Val d'Isarco, in Alto Adige. --- Säben Abbey (Italian: Monastero di Sabiona) is a Benedictine nunnery located near Klausen in South Tyrol, northern Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus

location: Trentino–Alto Adige , Italy

date approved: 10/12/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKyiv Pechersk Lavra - Kiev, Ukraine

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Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (Kiev Monastery of the Caves) is an Orthodox Christian monastery. It is one of the oldest buildings in a very old city. It is a UNESCO-designated heritage site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ukraine

date approved: 10/2/2015

last visited: 1/16/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvent of Notre Dame-des-Anges - Tignish, PEI

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In the grounds of St. Simon and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, this large former convent, now Heritage Inn, is northwest of the church, its five prominent dormers making it easily identified.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 9/30/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesIgreja e Recolhimento de Nossa Senhora do Patrocínio - Porto, Portugal

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[PT]Uma igreja e convento antigo no centro histórico do Porto. [EN]An old church and convent in the historic center of Porto.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Porto, Portugal

date approved: 9/19/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesThe Convent - Gibraltar

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The Convent has been the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar since 1728. It was originally a convent of Franciscan friars, hence its name.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Gibraltar

date approved: 9/10/2015

last visited: 8/23/2015

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesEhemaliges Augustinerkloster Dykhusen - Visquard, Germany

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Gedenkstein am Ort des ehemaligen Augustinerklosters Dykhusen. / Former location of the Dykhusen abbey in the Order of St. Augustine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 7/31/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesHistorische Klosterstätte - Ihlow, Germany

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Moderne Rekonstruktion der Zisterzienserabtei von 1228 in Ihlow. / Modern version of the Cistercian abbey from 1228.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 7/31/2015

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvent of Mercy (former) - Bunbury, Western Australia

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The former Convent of Mercy is now the Regional Art Gallery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 7/1/2015

last visited: never

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