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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Maria Jose Martin (2 years ago)
Porque "Hasta una ruina puede ser una esperanza" , me encanta la restauración que han hecho y la utilidad que le han dado al edificio.
Olga Labruja (2 years ago)
Es un monasterio más románico que gótico. Precioso y que se utiliza en la actualidad como instituto de secundaria. La visita guiada merece la pena.
Carmen Valcárcel (2 years ago)
¡¡Magnífico lugar!! ¡Visita obligada! El guía fantástico, muy ameno y muy implicado en las labores de restauración del románico palentino. La restauración del lugar realizada con criterio, rigor y mucho gusto, encabezadas por el arquitecto Peridis. La visita termina con el visionado en la iglesia de un espectáculo de luz y sonido muy cuidado. ¡Felicidades por la labor realizada! Decir que el lugar alberga un instituto de secundaria para aprovechar mejor el espacio, ¡qué lujo estudiar en un sitio con tanta historia!
Alfredo Alava Benito (2 years ago)
Visitarlo de día ya es fantástico, pero estar en una representación nocturna ha sido una experiencia magistral. Esperemos que en el futuro los responsables puedan mantenerlo. Muchísimas gracias.
Claudio Perez Landaluze (2 years ago)
Muy interesante. La visita comentada fantástica. Un placer oir a un erudito apasionado y como lo trasmite.
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