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Cistercian monasteries in Europe

With France as starting point of the cistercian movement, Europe is still the continent with the most cistercian monasteries.

We'll list here the inhabited monasteries that belong to the cistercian family.



Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia


A map of central Europe with markers on the locations of cistercian monasteries
Cistercian monasteries in Austria, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia, male (female) communities in blue (violet)


Name

City, Country

Order


monks / nuns


Bregenz, Austria

OCist

monks

Engelhartszell, Austria

OCSO

monks

Heiligenkreuz im Wienerwald, Austria

OCist

monks

Hohenweiler, Austria

OCist

nuns

Lilienfeld, Austria

OCist

monks

Maria Roggendorf, Austria

OCist

nuns

Mönchhof, Austria

OCist

nuns

Rein, Austria

OCist

monks

Schlierbach, Austria

OCist

monks

Stams, Austria

OCist

monks

Wiener Neustadt, Austria

OCist

monks

Wilhering, Austria

OCist

monks

Zwettl, Austria

OCist

monks

Policany, Czech Rep.

OCSO

nuns

Touzim, Czech Rep.

OCSO

monks

Vyšší Brod, Czech Rep.

OCist

monks

Regina Mundi

Érd, Hungary

OCist

nuns

Kismaros, Hungary

OCist

nuns

Zirc, Hungary

OCist

monks

Gdansk-Oliwa, Poland

OCist

monks

Henryków

Henryków, Poland

OCist

monks

Jędrzejów, Poland

OCist

monks

Kraków, Poland

OCist

monks

Szczyrzyc, Poland

OCist

monks

Wąchock, Poland

OCist

monks

Ivančna Gorica, Slovenia

OCist

monks



Belgium, Germany and Netherlands


Map of Germany with markers on the locations of cistercian monasteries in Belgium, Germany and Netherlands
Cistercian monasteries in Belgium, Germany and Netherlands, male (female) communities in blue (violet)


Name

City, Country

Order

monks / nuns

Bocholt, Belgium

OCSO

nuns

Brecht, Belgium

OCSO

nuns

Chimay, Belgium

OCSO

nuns

Fleurus, Belgium

OCSO

nuns

Forges, Belgium

OCSO

monks

Rochefort, Belgium

OCSO

monks

Tilff, Belgium

OCSO

nuns

Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium

OCSO

monks

Westmalle, Belgium

OCSO

monks

Westvleteren

OCSO

monks

Baden-Baden, Germany

OCist

nuns

Bochum-Stiepel, Germany

OCist

monks

Dannenfels, Germany

OCSO

nuns

Gessertshausen, Germany

OCist

nuns

Grevenbroich, Germany

OCist

monks

Kall, Germany

OCSO

nuns

Landshut, Germany

OCist

nuns

Lutherstadt Eisleben, Germany

OCist

nuns

Marienstatt, Germany

OCist

monks

Neuzelle, Germany

OCist

monks

Ostritz, Germany

OCist

nuns

Panschwitz-Kuckau, Germany

OCist

nuns

Thyrnau, Germany

OCist

nuns

Birnau

Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany

OCist

monks

Waldsassen, Germany

OCist

nuns

Arnhem, Netherlands

OCSO

nuns

Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

OCSO

monks

Echt, Netherlands

OCSO

monks

Maria-Toevlucht

Klein Zundert, Netherlands

OCSO

monks

Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands

OCSO

monks



France


Map of France with markers on the locations of cistercian monasteries
Cistercian monasteries in France, male (female) communities in blue (violet)

Name

City, Country

Order

monks / nuns

Anduze, France

OCSO

nuns

Arcis-le-Ponsart, France

OCSO

nuns

Auros, France

OCSO

nuns

Bégrolles en Mauges, France

OCSO

monks

Bernardvillé, France

OCSO

nuns

Blauvac, France

OCSO

nuns

Boulaur, France

OCist

nuns

Bréhan, France

OCSO

monks

Bricquebec, France

OCSO

monks

Campénéac, France

OCSO

nuns

Cannes cedex, France

OCist

monks

Castagniers, France

OCist

nuns

Chemillé-en-Anjou, France

OCSO

nuns

Dompierre-sur-Besbre, France

OCSO

monks

Echourgnac, France

OCSO

nuns

Entrammes, France

OCSO

monks

Godewaersvelde

OCSO

monks

Gordes, France

OCist

monks

Laval Cédex, France

OCSO

nuns

Le Cayrol, France

OCSO

nuns

Ladern sur Lauquet, France

OCist

nuns

Le Cayrol, France

OCSO

nuns

Lille, France

OCBE

nuns

Montjoyer, France

OCSO

monks

Plancherine, France

OCSO

monks

Reiningue, France

OCSO

monks

Saint Laurent-les-Bains, France

OCist

nuns

Soligny-la-Trappe, France

OCSO

monks

St.-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux, France

OCSO

monks

Vitreux, France

OCSO

monks



Ireland, UK and Scandinavia


Map of northern Europe with markers on the locations of cistercian monasteries
Cistercian monasteries in Ireland, Denmark, Norway and the UK, male (female) communities in blue (violet)

Name

City, Country

Order

monks / nuns

Myrendal

Olsker, Denmark

OCSO

monks

Ballymena, Ireland

OCSO

monks

Cappoquin, Ireland

OCSO

monks

Collon, Ireland

OCSO

monks

Kildare, Ireland

OCSO

monks

Lismore, Ireland

OCSO

nuns

Roscrea, Ireland

OCSO

monks

Frosta, Norway

OCSO

nuns

Levanger, Norway

OCSO

monks

Dyfed, UK

OCSO

monks

Haddington, UK

OCSO

monks

Leicester, UK

OCSO

monks

Stroud, UK

OCBE

nuns

Warton, UK

OCBE

nuns

Whitland, UK

OCSO

nuns




Italy and Switzerland



Name

City, Country

Order

monks / nuns

Agrigento, Italy

OCist

nuns

Bagnolo Piemonte, Italy

OCist

monks

Casamari, Italy

OCist

monks

Pavia

Certosa di Pavia, Italy

OCist

monks

Piona

Colico, Italy

OCist

monks

Cortona, Italy

OCist

nuns

Frattocchie, Italy

OCSO

monks

Guardistallo, Italy

OCSO

nuns

Maria Trost

Merano, Italy

OCist

monks

Milano, Italy

OCist

monks

Monastero Vasco, Italy

OCSO

monks

S. Bernardo alle Terme

Roma, Italy

OCist

monks

Santa Susanna

Roma, Italy

OCist

nuns

Roma, Italy

OCSO

monks

Ss. Gervasio e Protasio

San Giacomo di Veglia (Treviso), Italy

OCist

nuns

S. Caterina

San Severino Marche, Italy

OCist

nuns

Valvisciolo

Sermoneta, Italy

OCist

monks

Sora, Italy

OCist

monks

St. Pauls-Eppan, Italy

OCist

nuns

Vitorchiano, Italy

OCSO

nuns

Bollingen, Switzerland

OCist

nuns

Eschenbach

Eschenbach, Switzerland

OCist

nuns

Fribourg, Switzerland

OCist

nuns

Hagendorn, Switzerland

OCist

nuns

Orsonnes

Orsonnes, Switzerland

OCist

monks

Posieux, Switzerland

OCist

monks

Romont, Switzerland

OCSO

nuns

Sierre, Switzerland

OCSO

nuns

Wolfertswil, Switzerland

OCist

nuns


Portugal and Spain


Map of Spain and Portugal with markers on the locations of cistercian monasteries
Cistercian monasteries on the iberian peninsula, male (female) communities in blue (violet), OCSO square, OCist round marker


Name

City, Country

Order

monks / nuns

Palaçoulo, Portugal

OCSO

nuns

Abadia de Poblet, Spain

OCist

monks

Alloz-Estella, Spain

OCSO

nuns

Armenteira, Spain

OCSO

nuns

Arnedo, Spain

OCSO

nuns

Santa Ana

Ávila, Spain

OCSO


S. Maria de Valldonzella

Barcelona, Spain

OCist

nuns

Santa Maria de Gratia Dei

Benaguacil, Spain

OCSO

nuns

Santísimo Sacramento

Boadilla del Monte (Madrid), Spain

OCist

nuns

Carcastillo, Spain

OCSO

monks

Carrizo de La Ribera, Spain

OCSO

nuns

Santa Cruz

Casarrubios del Monte (Toledo), Spain

OCist

nuns

Cóbreces, Spain

OCSO

monks

Ctr Madrid-Coruna

OCSO

nuns

Hornachuelos, Spain

OCSO

monks

La Palma, Spain

OCSO

nuns

S. Ana

Lazkao (Gipuzkoa), Spain

OCist

nuns

N.-S. de la Piedad Bernarda

Madrid, Spain

OCist

nuns

Oseira, Spain

OCSO

monks

Asunción

Puerto de la Torre (Málaga), Spain

OCist

nuns

San Andrés de Arroyo (Palencia), Spain

OCist

nuns

San Isidro de Dueñas, Spain

OCSO

monks

San Pedro de Cardeña, Spain

OCSO

monks

Santa Maria de Solius

Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain

OCist

monks

Santa Maria de Huerta, Spain

OCSO

monks

Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain

OCist

nuns

S. Vicente

Segovia, Spain

OCist

nuns

Sobrado de los Monjes, Spain

OCSO

monks

Talavera de la Reina (Toledo), Spain

OCist

nuns

Toledo, Spain

OCSO

monks

S. Domingo de Silos

Toledo, Spain

OCist

nuns

Tulebras, Spain

OCSO

nuns

Valladolid, Spain

OCist

nuns

Vallbona de les Monges, Spain

OCist

nuns

Ziortza-Bolibar, Spain

OCSO

monks



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