Sant Pere de Rodes monumental complex

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Updated: 11/08/2023

Camí del Monestir, s/n
17489 Port de la Selva



Agència Catalana de Patrimoni Cultural - Àrea de Monuments i Jaciments

+34 93 554 76 83

At the top of the Verdera sierra in the Cap de Creus nature reserve, commanding a spectacular view of Roses bay, stands a monumental complex of great interest for discovering the Mediaeval world. The heart of it is Sant Pere de Rodes monastery, whose most important element is the church, a key work of Catalan Romanesque. Its outstanding features are the two superimposed cloisters and the rooms with unique views of this whole stretch of the Mediterranean coast.

Hard by is Santa Helena church in the middle of the Mediaeval village of Santa Creu de Rodes, in a strategic position overlooking an impressive landscape.

It was the location for two feature films: Jesús Pascual’s “La banda del pecas” (1968) and Glauber Rocha’s “Cabezas cortadas” (1970).