Monastery of la Ascensión de Nuestro Señor

Lerma, Spain

Monastery of la Ascensión de Nuestro Señor in Lerma was founded in 1604.

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Founded: 1604
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Patricia (4 years ago)
Maravillosa iglesia del convento fundado por el Duque de Lerma. Antiguamente recorría un pasadizo desde el actual Parador,hasta la Colegiata, pasando por el Monasterio. Aún hoy se conserva el pasadizo interno desde el monasterio a la colegiata. Tiene un bonito retablo con Cristo crucificado junto a la Virgen y San Juan, coronando la iglesia. Abajo, La Ascensión en el centro, tal y como es el nombre del convento, y a cada lado, San Francisco y Santa Clara, fundadora de las Clarisas. Actualmente ya no se celebra misa diaria pero se puede visitar todos los días y es un lugar perfecto para hacer una parada y rezar. El convento en su totalidad pasó a ser propiedad de Iesu Communio, comunidad que se ocupa de el. Venden en la puerta contigua los mejores dulces de España....
Baltasar Vila-Masana Portabella (5 years ago)
Convento de hermanas que comercializan productos artesanales de confiteria.
Jesus GP (5 years ago)
Antiguo convento.
Pedro M.M. (6 years ago)
No es el antiguo monasterio de Santa Teresa Es el Monasterio de la Ascensión de nuestro señor, primer convento de Lerma. Lo habitan monjas Jesu Communio Iglesia visitable durante el día, la puerta parece cerrada pero tan solo hay que empujar
Diego Alonso (6 years ago)
The outdoor arcades have a great view over the surrounding fields
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