Vallbona de les Monges


Santa María Convent in Vallbona de Les Monges


Contact details

Calle Mayor s/n
25268  Vallbona de les Monges, Lleida  (Catalonia)
vallbona@monestirvallbona.cat
http://www.monestirvallbona.cat
Tel.:+34 973330266
Fax.:+34 973330491

Location

Autonomous region:
Catalonia

Province/Island:
Lleida

Lleida

Description

The monastery belongs to the Cistercian order.Founded by Ramón Berenguer IV around 1173. The church has a Latin cross plan, with a single nave with an ogive vault.Over the transept there is 13th century dome base.The sanctuary has three rectangular chapels.Outside, the Romanesque facade is striking. It is decorated with archivolts, and offers a relief of the Virgin flanked by two angels in the tympanum.Inside there is a sarcophagus of Doña Violante, wife of Jaime I, and his daughter Doña Sancha. To the south of the church the cloister and its rooms can be found.As part of its rooms, the Chapter House rectangular in plan is worth a mention.

Construction:
Monastery

Artistic period:
Cistercian

Historic period:
12th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Jan 01 to Mar 15
Saturday
From 10:30 to 13:30
From 16:30 to 17:30

Sunday
From 12:00 to 13:30
From 16:30 to 18:30


From Mar 17 to Oct 31
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:30 to 13:30
From 16:30 to 18:30

Public holidays and Sunday
From 12:00 to 13:30
From 16:30 to 18:30

From Nov 01 to Dec 31
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:30 to 13:30
From 16:30 to 17:30

Public holidays and Sunday
From 12:00 to 13:30
From 16:30 to 17:30

Prices

General: €4
Reduced: €3
Disabled persons: Admission free

Services

Guided tours, Shop

Map


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