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Monfero


Monastery of Santa María


Contact details

San Fiz de Monfero, s/n
15619  Parroquia de San Fiz de Monfero, Monfero, A Coruña  (Galicia)
correo@monfero.dicoruna.es
http://www.concellodemonfero.com/
Tel.:981 793 885 (Ayuntamiento)

Location

Autonomous region:
Galicia

Province/Island:
A Coruña

Coruña, A

Reservations


Description

This old mediaeval monastery of Monfero was magnificently renovated between the 16th and 18th centuries and transformed into a treasure of the Galician rural Baroque style.

It was one of the most prosperous monasteries in the whole of Galicia. Founded in the high mediaeval age, it underwent a preliminary reconstruction in the 12th century, although practically nothing has survived from the Romanesque church of the time.
It was practically rebuilt in the 17th century. In has a single nave with a coffered vault and a dome in the transept supported on eight pilasters. Its most surprising feature is its magnificent Baroque façade, with four colossal columns with a quartz and slate chequerboard decoration between them.
Highlights of the interior include the decoration of the chapel of the Virgin of La Cela, and several 15th-century tombs. Of particular interest among the cloisters in the monastic site (16th-18th centuries) is the one designed by Juan de Herrera.

Practical information

Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 11:00 to 14:00
From 16:30 to 18:30




From Oct 01 to May 31
Public holidays and Weekend
Public holidays
From 12:00 to 14:00
From 16:30 to 18:30

The monastery is currently being restored.


Prices

Admission free

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