The building was founded around 1260, but the arrival of the French troops along with the expropriation of 1835 has deteriorated the convent quite, becoming a ruin. In the past, it kept the wall of the church, a facade, a terraced chapel, a bay with rooms and a cellar.

In 1996 Manuel de las Casas restores the building with new corten steel wings and glazed surfaces, administrative areas, library and classrooms. It is now the headquarters of the Fundación Hispano Portuguesa Rei Afonso Henriques; foundation whose mission is to contribute to the formation of the Douro Valley as an axis of cultural, historical and heritage synergy in the broader field of Spanish-Portuguese relations.

Historical Data

Religious architecture
Monastery / Convent
Historical Period:
Middle Ages, Early modern period


Avda. Nazareno de San Frontis, s/n (Fundación Rei Afonso Henriques). Zamora. 49027 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 535 052

Fax: 980 534 248



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Tourist Office of Zamora


Plaza Arias Gonzalo, 6. Zamora. 49001 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 533 694

Fax: 980 533 694



Tourist Office Regional of Zamora


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

Telephone: 980 531 845



Opening hours

    From January, 1 to December, 31:
  • Monday to friday: 11.00 – 13.00
  • Closed: saturdays, sundays and holidays

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