In the 10th century Córdoba monks from Mazote founded the Monasterio de San Martín de ‘Castaneira’ or ‘Castiñeira’, using, according to findings and testimonies, the remains of another Visigoth construction. Its age of splendour is in the 12th century when they join the Cluny Order.

With the arrival of the Benedictine Reform to the Iberian Peninsula, it becomes part of the Cister Order and Pedro Cristino named abbott in 1150, carries out important work on the monastery. It is under the rule of the Cister Order that most of the building work on the church of the monastery (12th century) and other buildings is carried out.

Slate and granite are amongst the building material used. In the west façade there is a double arch and a Proto-Gothic rose window as well as a main doorway built in 1571. There is a representation of the patron saint, San Martín, sharing his cape with a beggar and the inscription of the old foundation.

Datos Históricos

Arquitectura:
Arquitectura Religiosa
Construcción:
Monasterio / Convento
Estilos predominantes:
Románico
Periodo Histórico:
Edad Media

Dirección

Pza de la Iglesia s/n. San Martín de Castañeda (Galende). Zamora.

Más Información

Tourist Office of Puente (El)

Address:

Plaza s/n. El Puente (Galende). 49350 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 621 408

Fax: 980 582 507

Email: oturlago@aytogalende.es

Website: http://www.aytogalende.com

Tourist Office Provincial of Zamora

Address:

Pza de Viriato s/n. Zamora. 49071 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 536 495

Fax: 980 536 495

Email: informacionturistica@zamoradipu.es

Website: http://www.turismoenzamora.es

Tourist Office Regional of Zamora

Address:

Avda. Principe de Asturias, 1. Zamora. 49012 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 531 845

Fax: 980 533 813

Email: oficinadeturismodezamora@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • Winter (November, 1 – November, 30):
    • Saturdays, sundays and holidays: 10.00 – 14.00 and 15.30 – 18.30
    • Closed: monday to friday
  • Summer (July, 1 – August, 31):
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 20:00
    • Saturdays, sundays and holidays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 19:00
  • From December, 1 to January, 6:
    • Saturdays and sundays: 10:30 – 14:00 and 15:30 – 18:00
  • From February, 1 to March, 30:
    • Saturdays and sundays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00
  • From April, 1 to June, 30:
    • Saturdays and sundays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 20:00
  • From September, 1 to September, 30:
    • Thursday to sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00
  • From October, 1 to October, 31:
    • Saturdays and sundays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00

Tickets

1 €

This website shall not be responsible for the accuracy of this data