Monastery of Saint Pelagius

Oviedo, Spain

The Monasterio de San Pelayo is a convent for women of the Benedictine order, located in the city of Oviedo. It was founded by King Alfonso II of Asturias (the chaste), and first dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, but later to Saint Pelayo martyr, whose relics were supposedly acquired in 994 by the monastery.

The monastery stands near the Cathedral of Oviedo. Mostly remodeled after the 16th century, losing most of its original romanesque elements, including the church designed in 1590 by Leonardo de la Cajiga.

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Founded: 1590
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Anderson Villada (2 years ago)
Delicious pasta and architecture and figure that must be seen
José Ramón Bascarán (2 years ago)
For all the good spirit that breathes there.
D-TEK (2 years ago)
Interesting
Mindaugas T (3 years ago)
Very beautiful place.
Kyle O'Leary (4 years ago)
Nice place to visit
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