It was founded in the late 9th century, under the rule of Alfonso III, by a group of Christian monks from Córdoba led by Abbot Alfonso. They settled on the remains of a Visigoth church dedicated to the Archangel St Michael.

In 1050 the foundations were renovated, and a door was opened, which is the present entry to the church. During the Desamortización (state appropriation of church lands), the remaining possessions of the monastery were expropriated. The excavations made in 1968 under the floor of the Romanesque chapel unearthed the foundations of the apse of the original Visigoth church.

Historical Data

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

Address

Ctra. A Mansilla. San Miguel de Escalada (Gradefes). 24166 León.

Telephone: 681 220 548

More information

Tourist Office of Gradefes

Address:

C/ San Bernardo, 62. Gradefes. 24160 León.

Telephone: 987 333 153

Email: info@aytogradefes.org

Website: http://www.aytogradefes.org

Tourist Office Regional of León

Address:

Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Telephone: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391

Email: oficinadeturismodeleon@jcyl.es

Website: http://www.turismocastillayleon.com

Opening hours

  • Summer May, 1 – October, 31):
    • Tuesday to sunday: 10:30 – 14:00 and 16:30 – 19:30. Guided tours:visita concertadas para grupos de más de 10 personas. Precio 2?
    • Closed: monday

Tickets

  • General: 3 €
  • Groups: 2 €

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