Benedictine monastery founded by Bermudo II El Gotoso in 990. This monastery held great political, religious and economic power, also extending its jurisdiction to those monasteries within the EL Bierzo region in Galicia, Asturias and León. Restored in the 12th century.

The buildings included a hostelry, a hospital and a prison. There is a vertical stone plaque at the church door commemorating the election on 29th of August 1810 of the first democratic representatives of León in the Cortes de Cádiz (Cádiz National Assembly).

A museum has been installed in Monasterio de Santa María de Carracedo, dedicated to the history of the monastery. The entry to the museum is at the so-called Tercer Patio (Third Courtyard), a set of ruins, of which the walls of the novices' wing and a buttress turret still stand.

Historical Data

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


Avenida San Bernardo, s/n. Carracedo del Monasterio (Carracedelo). 24544 León.

Telephone: 987 546 969



More information

Oficina de Turismo Regional of León


Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Teléfono: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391


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Tourist Office of Carracedelo


Museo MUNIC. Recinto Oro de Roma, N-VI, km 399. Carracedelo. 24549 León.

Telephone: 987 620 211



Opening hours

  • Winter October, 1 – March, 31):
    • Tuesday to sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
    • Closed: monday
  • Summer April, 1 – September, 30):
    • Tuesday to sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00
    • Closed: monday


  • General: 5 €
  • Groups: 3 €

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