by Mike Kas, on 2009-07-03 01:21:40
If you need some peace and quiet, come here. It's breathtakingly beautiful how architect Eduardo Souto Moura transformed this gone-to-ashes Cistercian monastery into a minimalist Zen heaven. Please people, leave your children at home. Nothing to do here! Read a book on the mighty terrace or at the pool, next to the fireplace or some forgotten corner. Heaven. Eat, drink, do nothing. Admire the views, the building, the simple lines of your bedroom. Come to think of it, bring nothing at all. A monk's pie is more then enough.