Monastery of Santa María de Villanueva de Oscos

Villanueva de Oscos, Spain

Monasterio de Santa María de Villanueva de Oscos was founded in the 12th century as a Benedictine house. The monastic community was closed by the ecclesiastical confiscations of Mendizábal. The church has remained in use as a parish church.

The cartulary preserves 616 parchments about the Middle Ages: 32 from the 12th century, 261 from the 13th century, 224 from the 14th century and 99 from the 15th century.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Carlos López (10 months ago)
We can contemplate its beautiful architecture, although it is under restoration, it is worth the visit.
Jose de dios (14 months ago)
Interesting but I would like to know more and have more to discover about the site. It is empty, let's see if we put the batteries in Spain and value our heritage more. and if the Church does not want to spend money, that it belongs to the State and that the subsequent benefits go to the State ...
Luis Miguel Carpio (14 months ago)
The curious church. Much better, explained. Good guide! The monastery, abandoned. At least it seems that the townspeople use it sometimes ... that's good!
José Muñoz (14 months ago)
A wonderful place in a spectacular setting. I am not giving it 5 stars because it is a shame that it is in the dilapidated state it is in.
Fernando Yagüe (15 months ago)
Impressive and in turn a shame that it cannot be restored. Some guide is missed but it can be visited perfectly. A must stop site.
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