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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Michel Viajando (19 months ago)
I love its surroundings and its architecture is very imposing, like from fairy tales, some wedding photos or whatever will always be great!
Carla Ojeda (2 years ago)
Beautiful Benedictine Monastery. We were lucky enough to attend the sung psalms as one of the sisters, Josefina ? told us about the celebration when we went to buy her sweets and other souvenirs. The cookies and almond cake were spectacular, you can see the good quality products that they use for their preparation as well as the affection with their results. Totally fresh and delicious. Fully recommended, they do not have preservatives and the details, as expiration, are taken care of in detail. Thank you sisters for such a nice memory and for the delicious sweets.
Anderson Villada (3 years ago)
Delicious pasta and architecture and figure that must be seen
José Ramón Bascarán (3 years ago)
For all the good spirit that breathes there.
D-TEK (3 years ago)
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