Sumela Monastery, Trabzon, Turkey. When I visited, the place was wrapped in mist and a light drizzle. Quite magical

Sumela Monastery, Trabzon, Turkey. When I visited, the place was wrapped in mist and a light drizzle. Quite magical

El Escorial, Madrid, Spain The library- it's GORGEOUS.  The rest is gorgeous too, but not this finely decorated.

El Escorial, Madrid, Spain The library- it's GORGEOUS. The rest is gorgeous too, but not this finely decorated.

Basílica de Covadonga, Asturias, Spain by Robert SG

Basílica de Covadonga, Asturias, Spain by Robert SG

The Monastery of Batalha is a Dominican convent in Batalha, Leiria, Portugal.  It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style.

The Monastery of Batalha is a Dominican convent in Batalha, Leiria, Portugal. It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style.

The Hieronymites Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Portuguese pronunciation: [muʃˈtɐjɾu duʃ ʒɨˈɾɔnimuʃ]) is located near the shore of the parish of Belém, in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. The monastery is one of the most prominent monuments of the Manueline-style architecture (Portuguese late-Gothic) in Lisbon, classified in 1983 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém.

The Hieronymites Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Portuguese pronunciation: [muʃˈtɐjɾu duʃ ʒɨˈɾɔnimuʃ]) is located near the shore of the parish of Belém, in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. The monastery is one of the most prominent monuments of the Manueline-style architecture (Portuguese late-Gothic) in Lisbon, classified in 1983 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém.

Monasterio San Juan De Los Reyes, Toledo Spain

Monasterio San Juan De Los Reyes, Toledo Spain

Strahov Monastery Library, Prague (Biblioteca del monasterio de Strahov. Praga by J. A. Alcaide, via Flickr)

Strahov Monastery Library, Prague (Biblioteca del monasterio de Strahov. Praga by J. A. Alcaide, via Flickr)

Unusual Places To Visit In Europe  Meteora, Greece  Los Monasterios de Meteora, están localizados al norte de Grecia, en la llanura de Tesalia, en las proximidades de ciudad de Kalambaka, en el valle del río Pinios, en español Peneo.

5 Unusual Places To Visit In Europe

Unusual Places To Visit In Europe Meteora, Greece Los Monasterios de Meteora, están localizados al norte de Grecia, en la llanura de Tesalia, en las proximidades de ciudad de Kalambaka, en el valle del río Pinios, en español Peneo.

Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous monastery in Bulgaria (by Tovsla).

Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous monastery in Bulgaria (by Tovsla).

Montserrat Monastery, Catalunya, Spain. HMML has copies of 398 manuscripts from this Monastery's library. View their info here: http://www.hmml.org/research2010/catalog/catalogue_searchMS.asp

Montserrat Monastery, Catalunya, Spain. HMML has copies of 398 manuscripts from this Monastery's library. View their info here: http://www.hmml.org/research2010/catalog/catalogue_searchMS.asp

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