Monastery of Bernard monks, the founder and first Abbess was Doña Mencia de Lara, sister of Doña Berenguela; founded in 1190 during the prosperous reign of Alfonso VIII. Church with one nave with transept and three apses: the central polygonal one, the cloister and the room with pointed arches with interlaced capitals.

Attached to the choir in the northern wall there is a sort of hall, possibly a refectory, with four slit windows with capitals. The outside windows are reminiscent of those of Aguilar. The cloister has pointed arches placed on twin columns. One of the most important pieces of Romanesque architecture in Palencia. The great refinement and quality of the church made it a source of inspiration for numerous buildings in the region.

Historical Data

Religious architecture
Monastery / Convent
Predominant styles:
Historical Period:
Middle Ages


Ctra Padranos s/n. San Andrés de Arroyo (Santibáñez de Ecla). 34486 Palencia.


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Ayuntamiento of Santibáñez de Ecla


Municipality of Santibáñez de Ecla. Palencia.

Teléfono: 979 142 015


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Oficina de Turismo Regional of Palencia


C/ Mayor, 31. Palencia. 34001 Palencia.

Teléfono: 979 706 523

Fax: 979 706 525


Opening hours

  • Summer April, 3 – December, 12):
    • Every day: . Guided tours: A las 11.00, 12.00, 12.30, 16.00, 17.00, 18.00.


  • General: 5 €
  • Groups: 4 €

Remarks: Winter closed. ALWAYS BOOK AN APPOINTMENT BY EMAIL. Interactive visits.Limited capacity 10 people. CLOSED ON DAYS: Thursday and Good Friday. August 15 and 20

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