The monastery was built in the 12th century on the orders of Sancha of Castile, sister of Alphonse VII the Emperor. The French King Louis the Younger gave the Spanish princess a thorn from the crown of Jesus kept in the Monastery of San Dionís, hence its name.

The church façade and the two towers date back to the mid-17th century and are attributed to the School of Ventura Rodríguez. Inside, the two cloisters are particularly worthy of note, as are the 17th century quarters for the monks and their guests, a series of chapels and the reliquary, which holds the monstrance that safeguards the thorn.

In 1731 the building suffered a fire, and much of the monastery and library were destroyed, although fortunately, the Holy Thorn reliquary and Book of Tumbo were saved. Later came the French invasion and the Ecclesiastical Confiscations of Mendizábal, which in 1835 finally forced the remaining monks to leave.

Datos Históricos

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

Dirección

Castromonte. Valladolid.

Teléfono: 983 565 064 / 983 565 011

Más Información

Oficina de Turismo of Santa Espina (La)

Address:

Monasterio de la Santa Espina. La Santa Espina (Castromonte). 47641 Valladolid.

Teléfono: 654 592 053

Email: turismo@lasantaespina.es

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

Tourist Office of Valladolid

Address:

Pabellón de Cristal. Acera de Recoletos, s/n. Valladolid. 47004 Valladolid.

Telephone: 983 219 310

Fax: 983 217 860

Email: informacion@valladolidturismo.com

Email: oficinadeturismodevalladolid@jcyl.es

Website: http://www.info.valladolid.es

Opening hours

    From January, 1 to December, 31:
  • Tuesday to friday: 10:30 – 13:30 and 16:30 – 18:30
  • Saturday: 10:30 – 13:30. Guided tours:11.30, 12:30, 13:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30h.
  • Sunday: . Guided tours:11:45, 12:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30h.
  • Closed: monday

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