Contains gothic, isabelline, renaissance and baroque elements
Monastery of San Leonardo / Seminar of San Jeronimo
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.
- Religious architecture
- Monastery / Convent
- Predominant styles:
- Gothic, Baroque
- Historical Period:
- Middle Ages, Early modern period
Tourist Office of Alba de Tormes
C/ Castillo, s/n. Alba de Tormes. 37800 Salamanca.
Fax: 923 300 015
Tourist Office of Salamanca
- 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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