Known as ‘San Jerónimo’, it was founded in the 12th century by Premostratense monks with the help of Alfonso VII de Castilla in 1154.In its beginning it was for monks and nuns as according to the Premostratense custom, the two separated by a thick wall. In 1164 its statute was changed to only allow males.

The church in the monastery was a whim of the House of Alba and was finished in 1482 by order of the second Count and first Duke of Alba, Don García Álvarez de Toledo. Contains Gothic, Isabelline, Renaissance and Baroque elements.

Destroyed during the War of Independence and abandoned after the Desamortizacion (state appropriation of church lands), what remains is the ruins of the Gothic-Isabelline style church, the remains of a 16th century cloister and the 17th century cloister. Amongst the ruins of the monastery there are capitals with ornamental pieces and musicians and figures of Burgundy influence, some of which are on show in the cloister.

Historical Data

Religious architecture
Monastery / Convent
Predominant styles:
Gothic, Baroque
Historical Period:
Middle Ages, Early modern period


Ctra. de Galinduste, s/n. Alba de Tormes. 37800 Salamanca.

Telephone: 923 300 135



More information

Tourist Office of Alba de Tormes


C/ Castillo, s/n. Alba de Tormes. 37800 Salamanca.

Telephone: 618 746 513 / 923 370 646

Fax: 923 300 015



Tourist Office of Salamanca


P/ Mayor, 32. Salamanca. 37002 Salamanca.

Telephone: 902 302 002 / 923 218 342

Fax: 923 263 409



Opening hours

    From September, 1 to June, 30:
  • Every day: book visit in advance
  • Summer June, 22 – June, 30):
    • Monday to friday: 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 19:00
    • Saturdays, sundays and holidays: book visit in advance


  • General: 2 €
  • Reduced: 1 €
  • Groups: 1 €

Remarks: Reservation: Tf. 923 30 01 35

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