Santa Maria De Budejo Monastery

Santa Cruz de Juarros, Spain

Santa María de Bujedo Monastery was probably founded between  1159-1172. The oldest documentary evidence confirming the existence of the monastery dates from 1182. It was confiscated in 1835.

The church, built in the first half of the 13th century, has a Latin cross plan with a single nave. There are some remains left of the original monastery buildings dating to the the 13th century. Seven double capitals and four bases are preserved from the medieval cloister.


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Founded: c. 1159
Category: Religious sites in Spain


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Mario Jiménez (9 months ago)
It is a very quiet and recommended place to visit with your family. Much kindness from all the brothers. They offer a super complete (free) guided tour by brother José María, which I assure you will make you delve into the history of the monastery
Ana Lara (11 months ago)
We visited the monastery coinciding with the feast of All Saints. Brother José María was our guide and although we already knew him, we found it very interesting to delve into his origins with all his explanations. The place is a haven of peace, its gardens show very varied and exotic species, and the whole environment helps to disconnect from noise and stress. I recommend your visit without a doubt.
Maite Lasa Echavarri (12 months ago)
I have been doing an individual spiritual retreat at this monastery, and the experience has been fabulous. The monastery and its garden are wonderful, and the treatment of the brothers, great too. Totally recommended to make a break in our busy lives, and stop to meditate on what is really important in them.
Catkate (Catkate) (2 years ago)
A very beautiful place to walk, trek, explore caves, take pictures, breathe fresh air ... Very quiet area next to the monastery. There is a road going up the mountain that is a few hundred years old. Many caves to explore around Mt.
Reshma Britto (2 years ago)
Beautiful and peaceful place
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