Sense the centuries of history
Convent of San Francisco
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.
- Religious architecture
- Monastery / Convent
- Historical Period:
- Middle Ages, Early modern period
Tourist Office of Zamora
Plaza Arias Gonzalo, 6. Zamora. 49001 Zamora.
Telephone: 980 533 694
Fax: 980 533 694
Tourist Office Regional of Zamora
- From January, 1 to December, 31:
- Monday to friday: 11.00 – 13.00
- Closed: saturdays, sundays and holidays
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