Granja de Moreruela

Monastery of Santa María in Moreruela

Contact details

Finca La Guadaña
49731  Granja de Moreruela, Zamora  (Castile-Leon)
Tel.:+34 980536495
Fax.:+34 980536495




The first Cistercian monastery in the Iberian Peninsula.

The monastery had a great influence on the people in the 12th century.

It seems to have been founded in 1143, although some disagree with this date. It was founded based on a late 9th century convent. The church is Gothic and dates from the 12th century. The sanctuary in the church has three levels: one with seven small apses, another made up of the ambulatory, and another made up of the Main Chapel's apse.

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

Practical information


  • From Apr 01 to Sep 30
  • From Thursday to Sunday From 10:00 to 13:50 From 16:30 to 20:30
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • From Oct 01 to Mar 31
  • From Wednesday to Sunday Public holidays From 10:00 to 13:50 From 15:30 to 17:30
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday


  • Admission free


You can also visit: Cistercian Visitor Centre.