The San Francisco Extrapontem Convent was a Franciscan institution built in the 14th century on the left bank of the Duero River.

The preserved historical architectural part is limited to the remains of the convent head: the apse from the 16th century, the lateral chapels of Ocampo and Escalante from the end of the 15th century and the funerary chapel of Dean Don Diego, the work of Juan Gil de Hontañón. Remains of the old cloister and the old cellar are also preserved.

It was rehabilitated in 1996 according to a project by the architect Manuel de las Casas, integrating a functionally effective complex through the combination of the old stone factory with the glass and steel of the coatings that dominate the intervention. All this incorporating a cafeteria, classrooms, a residential area and a library into the historic complex.

It is currently the headquarters of the Fundación Hispano Portuguesa Rei Afonso Henriques (FRAH), with the main objective of contributing to socio-economic and cultural cooperation with Portugal, with a clear vocation to stimulate meetings and exchanges by channeling initiatives of social, economic and culture in the Spanish-Portuguese Duero basin.

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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