Monastery of San Xoán de Caaveiro

A Capela, Spain

The Monastery of San Xoán de Caaveiro was founded in the tenth century by Saint Rudesind. It is situated in A Capela, within the Fragas do Eume natural park.


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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Fernando Perez Lago (NandoWonders) (6 months ago)
Inspiring and out of the beaten path place.
Evandro Borges dos Santos (8 months ago)
Beautiful place in the middle of well preserved nature.
Yelena Quijada (8 months ago)
Beautiful and amazing place
Sebastian Munoz (14 months ago)
Wow, stunning. Around 1000 years old. Lots of great pictures
Jana Dlouha (2 years ago)
I really enjoyed this monastery. It is surrounded by forest and you can get there following 2 different ways. 1 is to take a transport to the Bridge Cristina crossing river Eume and walking up 500m to monastery. Or, you can hike 7.5 km from the parking lot, 1.7km before the first hanging bridge. This way you can get to know the nature around you. Then go backway, crossing a bridge over Rego De Mazoca, near the Muiño de Sesin ruins. The monastery is quite small and picturesque. As a reward you can have a nice coffee and snack in Taberna de Caaveiro. The staff is very friendly and they speak English.
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