Built close to the sky, this structure sits at an altitude of 4,116 meters (13,500 feet), in Spiti Valley, India. Dating back to 1000 AD, it is a very popular religious destination for Buddhists. During its 1000 years, it has seen many attacks, (mostly by Mongols) but has survived them all. KYE Monastery
This beautiful renaissance-style monastery can be found in
anyone visiting the town. It was consecrated in 1487 on the spot where, legends say, the Holy Virgin appeared before Brother Bartholomeo of the San Francesco Monastery 7 years prior.
This monastery lies in the South of France, on Canigou Mountain (near the Spanish border). This is one of the most incredible monuments in the area and has a history that goes back to the middle ages, the 11th century, to be exact.
.It was built by the Count of Cerdanya as atonement for the murder of his own son. The monastery has been traditionally housed with Benedictine monks.
Potala Palace TibetIn ancient legends, there is a sacred cave inside the palace which was used as a meditation retreat by the emperor during the 7th century AD.
This monastery can be found on the South-West slope of Mount Athos in Greece. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas. Built during the 14th century, it is considered as one of the most well organized cenobitic monasteries. It usually serves as a home for about 70 monks. In 1779, its walls were built and decorated.Grigoriou Monastery
To see this white and mysterious monastery, you will need to travel to the isles of Amorgos, in Greece. This beautiful island is the home of this famous monastery, built in the 11th century as an ode to the beauty of Panagia - the Virgin Mary, who is also the protector of this island.
Yumbulagang, in Tibetan dialect, means 'Palace of mother and son'. The monastery was built over 2000 years ago, destroyed and rebuilt. The walls of this extraordinary monastery are adorned and painted with murals of the early history of Tibet.