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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Pedro Braña (2 years ago)
The north road to Santiago de Compistelat
Pedro Braña (2 years ago)
The north road to Santiago de Compistelat
JOSE SANCH (2 years ago)
We saw this place by chance when passing through Lourenzá, on the way back home and stopped immediately, we were very pleasantly surprised. I think it belongs to the road to Santiago. The facade is the same architect who made the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It is a beautiful square and church outside and inside. That thanks to its beautiful and immense vaults, when you enter it has fantastic acoustics and you listen to Gregorian background songs that convey a lot of peace and inner well-being. It is worth sitting a little, listening and observing all the details. 100% recommendable. If it has been useful, give it a like, thanks.
JOSE SANCH (2 years ago)
We saw this place by chance when passing through Lourenzá, on the way back home and stopped immediately, we were very pleasantly surprised. I think it belongs to the road to Santiago. The facade is the same architect who made the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It is a beautiful square and church outside and inside. That thanks to its beautiful and immense vaults, when you enter it has fantastic acoustics and you listen to Gregorian background songs that convey a lot of peace and inner well-being. It is worth sitting a little, listening and observing all the details. 100% recommendable. If it has been useful, give it a like, thanks.
Carlos Porto (2 years ago)
Pretty iglezia its sizes are imprecionantes
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