It was built on land donated in 1142 by Alfonso VII to Count Pedro Ponce de Minerva and his wife Estefanía Ramírez.

After receiving numerous donations and possessing extensive territories, it entered decadence in the fifteenth century. In 1592 and 1615 it was grass of the flames, reason for which it had to be rebuilt. The permanence of the monks remained until 1835, date in which the exclaustrado with the confiscation of Mendizábal took place.

Its architectural layout responds to that indicated by the Cistercian Rule. It has two great cloisters, although the one that is conserved is realized in century XVII, in him it maintains the severity of the Chapter Room.

The church is of plant of Latin cross, with three ships, cruiser and semicircular apses.

When to visit it?

Opening hours

  • Summer (April 1 – September 30):
    • From Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Closed: Monday and Tuesday
  • winter
    • From Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Guided tours: prior reservation). Guided tours: 11:30, 13:00, 16:30
    • Closed: Monday and Tuesday



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