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Contact details

C/ Santo Domingo, 2. Valle de Tabladillo
09610  Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos  (Castile-Leon)
abadia@abadiadesilos.es
www.abadiadesilos.es
Tel.:+34 947390049
Tel.:+34 947390068
Fax.:+34 947390033

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
Burgos

Burgos

Reservations


Description

Art and history in Silos.

The monastery of Silos dates from the 7th century, although its most important part was built in the 11th century.

The building is located on the site known as the Tabladillo valley. It is thought to have been founded in around the 7th century. In the year 1088 a Romanesque temple was consecrated which was subsequently replaced by another Neoclassical temple designed by Ventura Rodríguez. The cloister, which has been conserved, is Romanesque, with a square floor plan and two floors of arcades. The capitals in the lower cloister are profusely decorated with symbols such as dragons, centaurs, lattices, mermaids, etc. The corners of the cloister are decorated with large reliefs depicting scenes from the life of Christ. The monastery also has an important archive containing fragments from the 10th century Beatus, a page from the Oña Bible, other fragments of Visigoth manuscripts, and musical fragments from some twenty codices in Aquitaine notation.

Construction:
Monastery

Artistic period:
Romanesque

Historic period:
11th century

Setting:
Caleruega, with its Dominican convent complex around the Guzmán tower, the church of the convent of the Dominican nuns, La Yecla, canyon of the Mataviejas river.

Practical information

Schedule

From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 13:00
From 16:30 to 18:00


Public holidays and Sunday
From 12:00 to 13:00
From 16:00 to 18:00
Closing days: Monday

Closed: 1 January and 25 December.


Prices

General: €3,50
Groups: €2

 

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