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Contact details

Periferia del Caserío de Piolla
36156  Pontevedra  (Galicia)
www.riasbaixas.depo.es
Tel.:+34 986871471
Tel.:+34 986850814

Location

Autonomous region:
Galicia

Province/Island:
Pontevedra

Pontevedra

Description

Located very close to the city of Pontevedra, this old Benedictine monastery, whose existence has been recorded since the 9th century, contains various interesting neoclassical and Baroque elements.

The monastery church dates from the 18th century and is neoclassical in its design, with a single nave and semicircular arches and vaults. The façade dates from 1748 and is typical of the late Baroque style. It is flanked by two towers. Highlights on the interior include the chapel of San Benito (1700), home to a Romanesque image of the Saviour.
Adjoining the church is one of the galleries of the old 16th century Renaissance cloister. Various rooms and areas from the old monastery still survive to the present day.
Every 11 July the monastery is the site of the traditional popular pilgrimage of San Benito, which marks the start of the summer programme of festivities in the city of Pontevedra.

Construction:
Monastery

Practical information

Schedule

Public holidays and Sunday
From 09:30 to 13:00

Tours before and after worship.


Prices

Admission free

Map


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