It was founded in the late 9th century, under the rule of Alfonso III, by a group of Christian monks from Córdoba led by Abbot Alfonso. They settled on the remains of a Visigoth church dedicated to the Archangel St Michael.

In 1050 the foundations were renovated, and a door was opened, which is the present entry to the church. During the Desamortización (state appropriation of church lands), the remaining possessions of the monastery were expropriated. The excavations made in 1968 under the floor of the Romanesque chapel unearthed the foundations of the apse of the original Visigoth church.

Datos Históricos

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

Dirección

Ctra. A Mansilla. San Miguel de Escalada (Gradefes). 24166 León.

Teléfono: 987 310 719

Más Información

Oficina de Turismo of Gradefes

Address:

C/ San Bernardo, 62. Gradefes. 24160 León.

Teléfono: 987 333 153

Email: info@aytogradefes.org

Tourist Office Regional of León

Address:

Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Telephone: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391

Email: oficinadeturismodeleon@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • Winter (November, 1 – April, 30):
    • Tuesday to sunday: 10:00 – 15:00
    • Closed: monday
  • Summer (May, 1 – October, 31):
    • Tuesday to saturday: 10:00 – 14:30 and 16:00 – 19:30
    • Closed: monday

Tickets

  • General: 2 €
  • Groups: 1 €

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