Monastery of Santa María la Real

Aguilar de Campoo, Spain

From the 12th century the Monastery of Santa María la Real was the home of a Premonstratensian community. The architecture is in a transitional style between Romanesque and Gothic.

The monastery was closed in the 19th century as a result of the Ecclesiastical Confiscations of Mendizábal. The buildings fell into ruin and in 1871 various capitals (dated circa 1200) were removed to the National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

In 1914 the monastery was declared a national monument. The restored buildings today house a Foundation for the study of the Romanesque as well as a Secondary Education School.

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Founded: 1169
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Andrea Burns-beech (7 months ago)
A very interesting building with a history based on legend but even the real history reads like a legend and the video film shown against the walls and pillars is quite amazing
JRT roig (2 years ago)
The place worst a visit..
Motorhome Quest (2 years ago)
Not much to see but then the entrance price reflects this. You can do a guided tour which will give you more information.
Maria Jose Manzano (3 years ago)
It is currently an institute, but retains all its splendor
Dori Benito (3 years ago)
Great guided visit
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