Santa María de San Salvador Monastery


La Rioja

The monastery is in the town of Cañas, 40 kms. from Logroño. The origin of the monastery is due to the donation given by Count López Díaz de Haro and his wife.In the monastery the Gothic church, with one nave, cross, and three apses, is particularly interesting.The chapter house was the place where the Chapter Nuns meet, and which later became a cemetery.The main entrance has a triple archivolt.The monastery was inhabited by a community of enclosed nuns from 1170.

Santa María de San Salvador Monastery

Plaza Carretera

26225  Cañas, La Rioja  (La Rioja)