Alfonso VII, the Emperor, gave the lot to Ponce de Cabrera asking him to build a monastery that should follow the rule of San Benito. Thanks to the support of the monarchy and the nobility, Moreruela became a monastic center of the first order and possessed a considerable heritage.

Its architecture is 12th century Cistercian and Transitional Gothic, modified in the 17th century. The guesthouse was built in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Romanic style church with Gothic influences has three naves, cross shaped with a large end room (the oldest part, from the 12th century). The main chapel resting on eight pillars, with a semicircular apse leads to seven smaller apses, each with an altar. There are Gothic style vaults with pointed arches and capitals and supports decorated with vegetable images.

The Chapter House and the Monks Room are kept in a good state of conservation.

There used to be a railing separating the village people from the monks, in the middle of the central nave. The Monks Room is from the beginning of the 14th century, divided into two naves by two cruciform pillars with pointed arches and semi-circular transversal arches with stone vaults. It was a main Cistercian centre.

Datos Históricos

Arquitectura Religiosa
Monasterio / Convento
Estilos predominantes:
Románico, Gótico
Periodo Histórico:
Edad Media


Granja de Moreruela. 49740 Zamora.

Teléfono: 679 792 890

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Ayuntamiento of Granja de Moreruela


Municipality of Granja de Moreruela. Zamora.

Teléfono: 980 587 005

Fax:  980 587005


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Tourist Office Regional of Zamora


Avda. Principe de Asturias, 1. Zamora. 49012 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 531 845



Opening hours

  • Winter October, 1 – March, 31):
    • Wednesday to sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
    • Closed: monday and tuesday
  • Summer April, 1 – September, 30):
    • Wednesday to sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 20:00
    • Closed: monday and tuesday



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