Low angle view of the Dormitory, Monestir de Santes Creus, Aiguamurcia, Catalonia, Spain, pictured on May 21, 2006, in the morning. The monks slept on straw matresses in this 12th century Dormitory room, vaulted with a series of large ogival arches. The Cistercian Reial Monestir Santa Maria de Santes Creus and its church were built between 1174 and 1225. Following strict Cistercian rule, the Romanesque complex originally featured no architectural embellishments with the exception of ornamented capitals and crenellations on the rooflines. In the 13th century parts of the abbey and the cloister were converted in Gothic style by James II of Aragon who also added the dome to the church. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Low angle view of the Dormitory, Monestir de Santes Creus, Aiguamurcia, Catalonia, Spain, pictured on May 21, 2006, in the morning. The monks slept on straw matresses in this 12th century Dormitory room, vaulted with a series of large ogival arches. The Cistercian Reial Monestir Santa Maria de Santes Creus and its church were built between 1174 and 1225. Following strict Cistercian rule, the Romanesque complex originally featured no architectural embellishments with the exception of...
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