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Contact details

Calle San Benito 53
27620  Samos, Lugo  (Galicia)
info@abadiadesamos.com
www.abadiadesamos.com
Tel.:+34 982546046
Fax.:+34 982546182

Location

Autonomous region:
Galicia

Province/Island:
Lugo

Lugo

Reservations


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Description

College of illustrious bishops

This monastery was built in the sixth century. Nowadays it is a spiritual centre.

Samos monastery has suffered many terrible fires and has been plundered on many occasions throughout its troubled history. Seven bishops have come from this monastery, the most notable of whom is the illustrious Benito Jeronimo Feijoo. At the beginning of the nineteenth century it was converted into a Benedictine site. The church façade dates back to the eighteenth century and is still incomplete. The most outstanding feature of the Samos monastery is the Classical Feijoo cloister, along with a statue of the aforementioned illustrious gentleman. Once inside the monastery, there is an ancient door from an old Romanesque church that was destroyed in the seventeenth century.

Construction:
Monastery

Artistic period:
Neo-classical

Historic period:
18th century, 9th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Monday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 12:30
From 16:30 to 18:30


Public holidays and Sundays
From 12:00 to 14:00
From 16:30 to 18:30


Prices

General: €3

Services

Library
Hostelry
Own publications
Guided tour

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