Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery

Sant Pere de Rodes Costa Brava

This has to be one of the best positioned monasteries in the world, sat high on the mountain of Verdera, 250 metres above sea level...

The views from Sant Pere de Rodes over the bay of El Port de le Selva are breath taking!

Sant Pere de Rodes Costa Brava

The views are even better from Sant Salvador de Verdera (the ruined castle, which sits on top of the mountain above the monastery).

Sant Pere de Rodes Costa Brava

The 6th century Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes is now considered to be one of the prime attractions of the Cap de Creus headland, but when Jonnie’s mum moved here it was a ruin (regularly looted by all accounts), even though it had been declared a monument of national historic importance in 1930!

Costa Brava Beaches

Costa Brava Beaches

Costa Brava Beaches

Throughout the 1990s the monastery underwent a massive restoration, and now it is fabulous.

We always take people here when they come out to visit and everyone loves it (especially the view).

Perhaps that is why it is one of Catalonia’s most visited ancient monuments.

It is also worth visiting the very near by pre-Romanesque church of Santa Creu de Rodes...

Sant Pere de Rodes Costa Brava

...and the ruins of the village of Santa Creu de Rodes (1 kilometre north of the monastery).



Camí del Monestir, s/n, 17489, El Port de la Selva (Alt Empordà)

Tel. 972 38 75 59


There is a car park a short walk from the monastery. The path to the monastery is flat and paved and so is wheelchair/pushchair accessible (as is the monastery itself - ramps are provided).


There is an audiovisual, cafe/restaurant and shop on site.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday, including public holidays

  • From 1 October to 31 May: from10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m
  • From 1 June to 30 September: from10 a.m. to 8 p.m

Closed Mondays (unless a public holiday), 25 December and 1 January

The ticket office and entrance close 20 minutes before closing time


Normal: 4.50 €

Under 21 years of age, groups of 25 persons or more: 3.00 €

Over 65 yeas, under 7 years of age: free

How to get to Sant Pere de Rodes


Zoom in on El Port de la Selva on the map below to see the numbers and names of the roads on the headland. The nearest motorway is the AP7.

If you need car hire in the Costa Brava please click on this link.

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Take the road from Vilajuiga to the Monastery (it’s signposted). You can also come from Cadaques following the coastal road (this takes longer).

Public Transport:

To get to here by public transport is difficult. Your best bet is to get to Port de la Selva and take a taxi from there.

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