Monastery of Santa María in Carracedo

Contact details

Avenida San Bernardo, s/n
24549  Carracedo del Monasterio, Carracedelo, León  (Castile-Leon)
Tel.:+34 987546969



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  This Benedictine monastery was founded by Bermudo II “The Gouty” in 990. It enjoyed great political, religious and economic power, and exercised its jurisdiction over other monasteries in Galicia, Asturias and León. It was restored in the 12th century and shows evidence of a succession of architectural styles: transitional Romanesque on the original church of 1138, Gothic in the Mirador de la Reina balcony, and Renaissance in the cloister, refectory and sacristy.

  • Construction: Monastery
  • Artistic period: Romanesque
  • Historic period: 12th century

Practical information


  • From Nov 01 to Mar 31
  • From Tuesday to Sunday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 16:00 to 18:00
  • From Apr 01 to Oct 30
  • From Tuesday to Sunday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 17:00 to 20:00
  • Closing days: Monday


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