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Abbeys, monasteries and convents around the world.
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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 particularly 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 MonasteriesMonasterio Santa María de Melón - Melón, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Claustro en Melón

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 7/27/2020

last visited: 7/27/2018

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMosteiro de Oseira - Oseira, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Cister monastery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 7/26/2020

last visited: 7/1/2020

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAncien Couvent des Jacobins - Rennes, France

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[EN] The Jacobins Convent, also known as the former Bonne-Nouvelle Convent, is a former religious building and a former barracks. [FR] Le couvent des Jacobins, nommé également ancien couvent de Bonne-Nouvelle, est un ancien édifice religieux et une ancienne caserne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 7/25/2020

last visited: 6/22/2020

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento de Santa Teresa - Sucre, Bolivia

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One of the few convents in Sucre, a town considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Bolivia

date approved: 7/10/2020

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesLa Recoleta - Sucre, Bolivia

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A monastery in the historical town of Sucre, an UNESCO World Heritage Site

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Bolivia

date approved: 7/4/2020

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastery Katholiko, Chania, Greece

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A wonderful monastery in Crete. Be aware, you can can only access to it after a 30' walk. And the way back is harder as it goes up all long.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member seal13

location: Greece

date approved: 7/4/2020

last visited: 6/21/2019

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFranciscanessenklooster Zusters van St. Lucia - Gorinchem, the Netherlands

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Former monastery of the sisters of St Lucia, dedicated to the martyrs of Gorinchem

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 6/19/2020

last visited: 6/15/2020

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAncienne Abbaye Notre-Dame de Willencourt - Abbeville, France

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[EN] Notre-Dame de Willencourt abbey was an abbey of Cistercian nuns located in Willencourt (Pas-de-Calais), then in Abbeville (Somme). [FR] L'abbaye Notre-Dame de Willencourt était une abbaye de moniales cisterciennes située à Willencourt (Pas-de-Calais), puis à Abbeville (Somme).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 6/9/2020

last visited: 6/4/2020

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAncien Carmel - Abbeville, France

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[EN] Carmelite Abbeville was a Carmelite monastery located in the center of Abbeville. [FR] Le carmel d'Abbeville était un monastère de carmélites situé au centre ville d'Abbeville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: 10/15/2019

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAncien couvent des Ursulines - Abbeville, France

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[EN] Only the portal of the chapel and part of the facades of the cloister in pure Louis XIII style remain. [FR] Seuls subsistent le portail de la chapelle et une partie des façades du cloître de pur style Louis XIII.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 5/31/2020

last visited: 10/15/2019

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesChartreuse des Dames - Gosnay, France

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[EN] The Chartreuse des Dames de Gosnay (or Chartreuse du Mont-Sainte-Marie) is a former monastery of nuns belonging to the Carthusian order. [FR] La chartreuse des Dames de Gosnay (ou chartreuse du Mont-Sainte-Marie) est un ancien monastère de moniales appartenant à l'ordre des chartreux.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 5/25/2020

last visited: 9/18/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKapucínský klášter / Capuchin convent - Chrudim (East Bohemia)

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The early-Baroque complex of the former Capuchin convent (Kapucínský klášter) in Chrudim, located on Školní námestí, was built in 1662-1665. Today, the convent church serves as a museum and the convent buildings are used for practical purposes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/18/2020

last visited: 9/6/2019

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento de San Bernardo - Salta, Argentina

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The convent of San Bernardo is located in the center of Salta.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Argentina

date approved: 5/10/2020

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFrantiškánský klášter / Franciscan convent - Votice (Central Bohemia)

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Baroque complex of the Franciscan convent (Františkánský klášter) with convent church of the St. Francis of Assisi (kostel sv. Františka z Assisi) houses after reconstruction Votice regional Museum with gallery and became a new town cultural center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/8/2020

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAncienne Abbaye Saint-Martin - Tournai, Belgium

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[EN] Saint-Martin Abbey, located in the heart of the city of Tournai, was from the seventh century, its abbey palace is now the town hall. [FR] L'abbaye Saint-Martin, située au cœur de la ville de Tournai, datait du VIIe siècle, son palais abbatial est aujourd’hui l’hôtel de ville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hainaut, Belgium

date approved: 5/8/2020

last visited: 4/15/2018

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesDominikánský klášter / Dominican convent - Znojmo (South Moravia)

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Complex of the Dominican convent (Dominikánský klášter), founded together with convent church of the Holy Cross probably in 1222, belongs among the oldest ecclesiastical institutions in Znojmo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/6/2020

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesProbošství krížovníku s cervenou hvezdou / Provosthip of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star - Znojmo (South Moravia)

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Baroque complex of Provosthip of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star (Probošství krížovníku s cervenou hvezdou), together with the convent Church of St. Hippolytus, is a principal historic landmark of Hradište - a suburb district of Znojmo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/6/2020

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAncien Couvent des Augustins - Hazebrouck, France

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[EN] The old Augustinian Convent dates from the XVII th century, it was transformed into a museum in 1927. [FR] L'ancien Couvent des Augustins date du XVII ème siècle, il fut transformé en musée en 1927.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 5/2/2020

last visited: 7/21/2017

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAncienne abbaye Saint-Remi - Reims, France

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[EN] The Saint-Remi abbey is a former Benedictine abbey in Reims, which today has become the Saint-Remi museum in Reims. [FR] L'abbaye Saint-Remi est une ancienne abbaye bénédictine de Reims, devenue aujourd'hui le musée Saint-Remi de Reims.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 4/28/2020

last visited: 5/1/2017

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFrantiškánský klášter / Franciscan convent - Bechyne (South Bohemia)

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The Franciscan convent (Františkánský klášter) in Bechyne with the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie) is a complex of late-Gothic buildings located on a rock on the right bank of the river Lužnice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/27/2020

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastery of Santa Catalina - Buenos Aires, Argentina

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This monastery was founded in 1745 and now it's open to the public, or at least part of it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Argentina

date approved: 4/27/2020

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer Minorite convent / Bývalý minoritský klášter - Jindrichuv Hradec (South Bohemia)

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Gothic complex of the former Minorite convent (Minoritský klášter) belongs together with adjancent convent Church of St. John the Baptist (kostel sv. Jana Krtitele) among the most valuable architectural monuments of Jindrichuv Hradec.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/26/2020

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesCouvent des Minimes (ancien) - Semur-en-Auxois, France

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[EN] Former 17th century convent on the left bank of the Armançon. [FR] Ancien couvent du XVII ème siècle situé sur la rive gauche de l'Armançon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

date approved: 4/23/2020

last visited: 6/7/2018

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye de Gembloux - Gembloux - Belgique

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[FR] Ancienne abbaye bénédictine reconvertie en faculté agronomique en 1860. [EN] Former Benedictine abbey converted into an agricultural faculty in 1860.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PaulLassiter

location: Namur, Belgium

date approved: 3/31/2020

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAncien Couvent Sainte-Marie - Châlons-en-Champagne, France

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[EN] Currently occupied by the General Directorate of Services of the Department, this building is located rue de Jessaint on the edge of the Mau. [FR] Actuellement occupé par la Direction Générale des Services du Département, ce bâtiment se trouve rue de Jessaint en bordure du Mau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 3/31/2020

last visited: 6/10/2019

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