Monastery of San Salvador de Villanueva

Lourenzá, Spain

Monastery of San Salvador de Villanueva was founded in the 10th century by Count Santo (Osorio Gutiérrez). This Benedictine monastery today houses the Museum of Religious Art. The whole complex has been declared a Property of Cultural Interest, and consists of an abbey and the church, as well as various chapels, a monastery, two cloisters and a courtyard. The church’s Baroque façade is particularly worth noting. It was renovated in 1732 by Casas y Novoa, the master architect behind the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.


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


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Fotos Micanonyyo (4 months ago)
Completely magical places in Spain, recommended 10/10 #photosworth
David N.U (5 months ago)
Beautiful church, but it looks more like a basilica because of how big and spacious it is. The opening hours are unknown, it says that it opens Thursday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. but on a Tuesday it was open at 6:00 p.m.
L Juliette (5 months ago)
Pilgrims on bicycles passing through on a Tuesday morning, the church closed. We were very disappointed not to be able to go inside which must be beautiful. It's a shame since it's on the way to Compostela, to improve
Miguel Y. (16 months ago)
A truly beautiful monastery. Facade of Casas Novoa, who also designed the facade of the Obradoiro, of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. A huge square that it shares with the Town Hall. A site worth visiting.
Digivisat Electricidad antenas (17 months ago)
nice church In the Lorenzo And fabulous party of the bean or da faba
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