The convent church dates from the 16th century; annexed is the Capilla del Cid, where the hero and some of his relatives were buried.

Some parts of Romanesque style have been preserved, the church being Gothic and part of the façade from the 18th century. Cistercian monks have lived here since 1942 and they make wine as well as medicinal herb liquors.

El Cid found refuge in this monastery during his exile, and he lived here together with his wife and daughters to the end of his days.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Religious architecture
Construction:
Monastery / Convent
Predominant styles:
Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque
Historical Period:
Middle Ages, Early modern period

Address

San Pedro de Cardeña (Castrillo del Val). Burgos.

Telephone: 947 290 033

More information

Ayuntamiento of Castrillo del Val

Address:

Municipality of Castrillo del Val. Burgos.

Teléfono: 947 421 806

Email: castrillodelval@diputaciondeburgos.net

Página Web: http://www.castrillodelval.es

Tourist Office Regional of Burgos

Address:

Pza. Alonso Martínez, 7. Burgos. 09003 Burgos.

Telephone: 947 203 125

Fax: 947 276 529

Email: oficinadeturismodeburgos@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • Summer (April, 1 – October, 31):
    • Monday to friday: 10:00 – 13:00 and 16:00 – 18:00
    • Saturdays and sundays and holidays: 12:00 – 13:30 and 15:30 – 17:30
  • Summer (November, 1 – March, 31):
    • Monday to friday: 10:00 – 13:30 and 15:30 – 17:30
    • Saturdays and sundays and holidays: 12:00 – 13:30 and 15:30 – 17:30