Monastery of San Miguel de la Escalada

Contact details

Carretera Nacional 601 León-Mansilla de las Mulas
24166  San Miguel de Escalada, Gradefes, León  (Castilla y Leon)
Tel.:+34 987333153
Tel.:+34 618866790



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Mozarabic splendour in León

The Monastery of San Miguel de La Escalada is a beautiful example of the Mozarabic style in the province of León. It was built by Cordoban monks in 913, and its cenobium has a sturdy Romanesque tower dating from the late 11th century.

The church belonging to the monastery has a basilical floor plan with three naves which are lined by horseshoe arches and covered with wooden ceilings. Particular highlights include the portico, formed by twelve horseshoe arches supported on columns with capitals.

  • Construction: Monastery
  • Artistic period: Mozarabic
  • Historic period: 10th century
  • Setting: Mansilla de las Mulas (located in the heart of the Way of Saint James in León), the Monastery of Santa María de Gradefes and the Monastery of Villaverde de Sandoval.

Practical information


  • From May 01 to Oct 31
  • From Tuesday to Sunday

    From 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM From 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • From Nov 01 to Apr 30
  • From Friday to Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


  • General: €2
  • Groups: €1


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