The most spectacular monasteries in the world

The monasteries are a haven of peace, a piece of history that has marked many peoples and that over the years does not lose its charm, since most are preserved in perfect condition. Some, in addition, are really spectacular and well worth a visit, as is the case of the ones I mention in this article with the aim that you add them to your wishlist triplist .

Before starting, comment that all of them are located many meters high , so they offer wonderful views of the place where they were built.

Meteora (Greece)

Very close to a beautiful city called Kalambaka , the Greeks never tire of admiring the monasteries that were built on a group of mounds during the 14th and 16th centuries. You cannot get to all of them because access is difficult and the roads are what they are, but one is always in time to practice climbing to eliminate any restrictions. There are only six inhabited monasteries at a height of about 600 meters and to enter each of them you have to pay 3 euros. They are Orthodox Christians and became the refuge of the Greeks during the German invasion in World War II, which is why some were destroyed.

Sümela (Turkey)

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Not too far from Greece we came across another incredible monastery. It is an Orthodox monastery located at an altitude of 1,200 meters that remains standing enjoying imposing views of the Altindere National Park, a few kilometers from the Black Sea coast. It was built in the fourth century, when some monks realized that there was a cavity large enough to house an icon of the Virgin, although it is true that the current forms correspond to the fourteenth century.

Sant Martí del Canigó (France)

At more than 1,000 meters of altitude, in the heart of the Pyrenees, the Benedictine abbey came to life thanks to Guifré II , count of Cerdanya and Conflent, and his brother Oliva, abbot of the monasteries of Sant Miquel de Cuixà and Santa Maria de Ripoll. If you visit it one day and you do not have vertigo, I recommend you go to the viewpoint of the monastery, since from there you will contemplate all the nature of the place, which is not little.

Omlung Techa (India)

There are plenty of reasons why you want to visit India. One more, and which by the way is not one of the best known, is the one that has to do with Omlung Techa, a Buddhist monastery located in the Ladack region, which is what is known as Indian Tibet . It seems incredible that it could exist because of the place where it was built, on the ridges of a mountain that is not exactly small.

Taung Kalat (Myanmar)

Last but not least, the Taung Kalat Monastery has the privilege of standing at the top of a mound that is more than 1,500 meters above sea level. To get to the door you have to climb no more and no less than 777 steps , so you have to be clear that to visit it you have to make an effort.

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