The style is Mozarabic, built on a Visigoth church
Monastery of San Miguel de Escalada
It was founded in the late 9th century, under the rule of Alfonso III, by a group of Christian monks from Córdoba led by Abbot Alfonso. They settled on the remains of a Visigoth church dedicated to the Archangel St Michael.
In 1050 the foundations were renovated, and a door was opened, which is the present entry to the church. During the Desamortización (state appropriation of church lands), the remaining possessions of the monastery were expropriated. The excavations made in 1968 under the floor of the Romanesque chapel unearthed the foundations of the apse of the original Visigoth church.
- Religious architecture
- Monastery / Convent
- Predominant styles:
- Historical Period:
- Middle Ages
Ctra. A Mansilla. San Miguel de Escalada (Gradefes). 24166 León.
Telephone: 681 220 548
Tourist Office of Gradefes
C/ San Bernardo, 62. Gradefes. 24160 León.
Telephone: 987 333 153
Tourist Office Regional of León
- Summer May, 1 – October, 31):
- Tuesday to sunday: 10:30 – 14:00 and 16:30 – 19:30. Guided tours:visita concertadas para grupos de más de 10 personas. Precio 2?
- Closed: monday
- Winter November, 1 – April, 30):
- Thursday to sunday: 10:30 – 14:30
- Closed: monday, tuesday and wednesday
- General: 3 €
- Groups: 2 €
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