Monastery of Santa María in Armenteira
Monasterio de Santa María de Armenteira
Lugar de la Iglesia, s/n.
36192 Armenteira (Santa María P.), Meis, Pontevedra (Galicia)
This monastery belongs to the Cistercian order and was founded by the knight Ero de Armenteira in 1168. It has a square cloister, a kitchen, and a tower, all in the 18th-century Baroque style. The monastery was abandoned after the sale of church lands in 1835. The church has a floor plan in the shape of a Latin cross, three naves and three semicircular apses. The central nave is crowned with a pointed barrel vault, and the side naves with groin vaults. The transept has a vault raised on Mudéjar-style pedentives. On the façade, the 12th-century rose window is of particular interest. The whole complex has today been rebuilt thanks to the Association of Friends of the Monastery of Armenteira.
- Construction: Monastery
- Artistic period: Cistercian
- Historic period: 12th century
- From Jun 15 to Sep 15
From Monday to SundayFrom 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM From 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- From Sep 16 to Jun 14
From Tuesday to SundayFrom 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM From 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
- Admission free