Santes Creus is a privleged space with the flavour of ancient times yet close to all cultural and touristic amenities that Catalonia has to offer.
Our house used to be part of the ols cistercian monastery and today is a holiday home to spend a relaxed time within a peaceful atmosphere. It has the usual conforts for a nice holiday with or without children: the inner patio boasts a special freshness to have mediterranean breakfasts and special dinners, the studio provides plenty of games, books and music for entertainment and the living room has a vaulted ceiling common to the old cellars in the place.
Moreover, Santes Creus has a big monastery which is now a must for culture and art seekers. Our huse shares the main courtyard with neighbours and tourists. At dawn, when only locals gather at the square, the place has a magical feeling.
The village has several well known restaurants and a little shop, a chemists' and an art gallery. It is also close to the best beaches, in just 30 minutes, and Tarragona's roman ruins and Priorat's vineyards are also close. The main city, Barcelona, is just an hour by car and it makes the perfect day out for city breaks.
I'm a teacher and I love books, food and languages and all things that allow me to discover the world, such as travelling. I share this with my family and with everybody interested as often as possible.
Santes Creus has been our family hobbie for years: we have invested a lot of time to refurbish our little old house into a suitable family holiday retreat that we share with friends and relatives. Unfortunately, we are not able to spend all of our time there, so to become a host family has been a nice challenge for us. It gives us the opportunity to cover the house's expenses and hosts get nice memories from a fantastic atmosphere and a magical landscape.
We have swapped homes during several years and loved it as a means to discover new places and new ways of life. So, we see this new adventure as a way to keep on our philosophy of life.