Santa Ana Monastery

Ávila, Spain

Santa Ana Monastery was founded in 1350. Only some parts remain from the original monastery, current buildings where mainly built in the 17th century.


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Founded: 1350
Category: Religious sites in Spain


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Carmen R.R. (8 months ago)
Part of the history of this beautiful city.
Cory Ibáñez Blanco (2 years ago)
It's a beauty. The wood of the bell still resists from that time although riveted. A piece of hidden history among the most modern area of ​​Ávila.
Gayo “Vetón” (2 years ago)
This former Benedictine Cistercian convent is today the administrative dependency of the JCyL in Ávila. Its careful restoration, and its old granite ashlars, are well worth finding a bureaucratic excuse to learn its ins and outs. The usual tourist will skip this architectural complex on their visit to the city; done poorly, because you will miss its beautiful cloisters and staircases and some outbuildings, whose physiognomy could surprise you. The same ones that distract the official who works on them from their tasks, or the citizen who must go there for various reasons. Perhaps the only drawback is that such an ugly container (computers, papers, etc.) hide more than they should, such an illustrious shell.
M. 1985 (3 years ago)
In the Plaza de Santa Ana, we find this Cistercian monastery completed around the year 1350. In the second half of the 16th century, important renovations were carried out, leaving little of the original monastery. Of the monastery, the three-story cloister stands out. The exterior appearance of the complex is one of great austerity, with a robust brick belfry standing out. It is currently the administrative headquarters of one of the regional government agencies.
Jfpeinado (4 years ago)
Beautiful convent, where Queen Isabel was educated as a child and where Philip II dressed as a man for the first time.
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