The Romanesque monastery belonging to the XII century was built at the initiative of two monks, San Froilan and San Atilano, who later would be named bishops of Leon and Zamora respectively. The foundation took place in the late IX century, after the victory of Alfonso III the Great in the battle of Polvoraria. The monastery soon reached a remarkable splendor.

Chronicles show that it was formed by a double community of over six hundred religious among monks and nuns. The cause for which it disappeared is unknown, since after about a century of existence there is no longer proof of its functioning. It is assumed that it could have been destroyed by Almanzor in one of his ghazws, and that it was not rebuilt. During its brief heyday, the monastery of Tabara became famous for the books that were copied and illuminated in its scriptorium. It is to be emphasized the called Beato de Tabara, of the National Historical Archive, and the Beato de Gerona, of the Cathedral of Gerona.

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Tábara. 49140 Zamora.

Teléfono: 980 590 015

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Ayuntamiento of Tábara


Municipality of Tábara. Zamora.

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Tourist Office Provincial of Zamora


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

Telephone: 980 536 495

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Tourist Office Regional of Zamora


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

Telephone: 980 531 845

Fax: 980 533 813


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  • Tuesday to saturday: 12:00 – 14:00
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