The monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes is located on the tip of Creus, at the Verdera mountain from where you can enjoy an exceptional view of the Bay of Llanca and Port de la Selva. Above the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes are the ruins of the castle of San Salvador of sidewalk, and aside are the ruins of the medieval village of Santa Creu de Rodes, which only remains the pre-Romanesque church. The origins of the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes dating from the 1st century after Christ and are enveloped in legends that speak of deposited the relics of San Pedro and other Saints. It was restored following the publication of the book that presented the discovery and analysis of a small briefcase containing relics identifiable of san Pedro Apostol, which in the year 610 were away by sea from the city of Rome, where had been venerated in the underground Crypt (the confession under the altar) of San Pedro of the Vatican. There never returned. Inside a carrying case decorated with slices of bone, and wrapped with an apron tailored to the Pontiff Gregorio I El Magno had tiny mementos.
It also included inside a portable ara (with registration) to celebrate mass religious custodians during his maritime journey, when Rome was seriously threatened by an Eastern invasion. Up to discover these relics, was impossible to justify the vast dimensions of the Church and the monastery, being a very isolated area on the coast of the Gulf of roses, but later various treasures were found there: coins of gold and silver, old tiles of ceramics, even Romanesque paintings on the walls of a lower cloister, unknown until the mid-twentieth century. For a long time the power of the monastery went from Barcelona until the Rosello, zone belonging to France today. You can access the monastery by car by the road that goes from Port de la Selva Vilajuiga or walk along the numerous paths that comes to him. In any case you can enjoy magnificent views. monastery of San Pere Rodes original author and source of the article