Monasterio de Santa María de Valvanera - Santa María de Valvanera Monastery
The sanctuary was built after the discovery of a 9th-century, Byzantine style image of Santa María.
The monastery’s name comes from the Latin expression, “Vallis Venaria”, which means “valley of the veins of water”, because it is set in a valley with a host of springs, waterfalls and streams. Although the church visible today dates from the 15th century, its origins go back to a Visigoth temple. It also conserves a tower from another Romanesque, 12th-century church. On the high altar you can see a niche with a statue of the Virgen de Valvanera.
Origin: 10th century
Artistic period: Gothic
Historic period: 10th century - 15th century
26322 Anguiano (Rioja, La)
Fax.:+ 34 941377194
From Monday to Sunday
From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
From 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Guided tours by prior arrangement. Groups, by prior appointment.
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