Meis


Monastery of Santa María in Armenteira


Contact details

36192  Armenteira (Santa María P.), Meis, Pontevedra  (Galicia)
info@monasteriodearmenteira.org
www.monasteriodearmenteira.org
Tel.:+34 986710626
Tel.:+34 986718300

Location

Autonomous region:
Galicia

Province/Island:
Pontevedra

Pontevedra

Description

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

Practical information

Schedule

From Monday to Friday
From 08:30 to 19:30

Weekend
From 11:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 19:00

Public holidays
From 10:30 to 13:30
From 16:30 to 19:00

Prices

Admission free

Services

Guided tours

Map


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