The hermit monk San Genadio, who later became Bishop of Astorga, founded this monastery, built between 909 and 916. The church is of a later date. It was consecrated in 1105.

In 1968 the reconstruction of the temple began and the foundations of the monastery, occupying a wide area, were unearthed in 1985.

The building, admirably well-preserved despite its age, from the outside offers a harmonious image with well-proportioned sections.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Religious architecture
Construction:
Church
Predominant styles:
Mozarab
Historical Period:
Middle Ages

Address

Peñalba de Santiago (Ponferrada). 24415 León.

More information

Oficina de Turismo of Ponferrada

Address:

C/ Gil y Carrasco, 4. Ponferrada. 24400 León.

Teléfono: 987 424 236 / 987 424 539

Fax: 987 424 539

Email: turismo@ponferrada.org

Página Web: http://www.ponferrada.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

  • From October, 1 to March, 31:
    • Wednesday to sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 15:00 – 18:00
    • Closed: monday and tuesday
    • Closed in the afternoon: sunday
  • From April, 1 to September, 30:
    • Wednesday to sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:30 – 20:00
    • Closed: monday and tuesday
    • Closed in the afternoon: sunday

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Free

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