Monastery of Santa María in Armenteira

Contact details

36192  Armenteira (Santa María P.), Meis, Pontevedra  (Galicia)
Tel.:+34 986710626
Tel.:+34 986718300




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


  • 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


  • Admission free


Guided tours


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