King Alphonse VIII of Castile founded a community of Premostratense monks here
Monastery of Santa Maria la Real
According to an ancient legend, the origins of this monastery date back to the early 9th century, when the inhabitants of the northern mountain ranges gradually began to migrate towards the plains of the central plateau. However, the earliest records of the monastery correspond to the start of the 11th century and the first donations; eventually the vast dominions would extend into the lands of Palencia, Valladolid, Burgos and Cantabria.
In 1169 King Alphonse VIII of Castile founded a community of Premostratense monks, who would embark on an ambitious building programme in the Romanesque style that was so popular at the time.
Renovation work started in 1978 and today it is a leading centre for restoration, promotion and research into our cultural heritage.
- Arquitectura Religiosa
- Monasterio / Convento
- Estilos predominantes:
- Periodo Histórico:
- Edad Media
- From December, 10 to March, 31:
- Saturdays, sundays and holidays: 10.00 – 14.00 and 16.00 – 19.30 (CHRISTMAS: Closed days: 24, 25, 31 December Jan 1 and 6). Guided tours:10.30, 12.00, 16.30 Y 19.30
- Tuesday to friday: 16.00 – 19.30
- Closed: monday
- General: 6 €
- Reduced: 4 €
Remarks: Open Covid-19 measures. Always book in advance. Consult cultural activities and routes through the Romanesque at www.alojamientosconhistoria.com Children under 10 years free. Discounts: Friends of Museums Card, Friends of Heritage Card and staying at the Royal Inn of the monastery: 3? EASTER WEEK: Open
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