Santa María de La Vid Monastery

La Vid y Barrios, Spain

Santa María de La Vid is a monastery in Spain's Duero Valley was founded on a different site, a place called Montesacro, in about 1146 by Domingo Gómez, illegitimate son of Queen Urraca of León and Castile and her lover Count Gómez González de Candespina. Domingo had become interested in the Praemonstratensian order on a visit to France, and this was the first Praemonstratensian house in Spain.

The monastery was moved to its present site in 1152, having been given the estate of La Vid by Alfonso VII of León and Castile, who was the half-brother of Domingo Gómez. It was closed as a result of the ecclesiastical confiscations of Mendizábal in the 1830s. It was re-opened in the 1860s by the Augustinians who still inhabit it.

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Founded: 1152
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Richard Iliffe (2 years ago)
Well worth a guided visit at 4€per person.
Carlos Medrano Hauschildt (2 years ago)
Fantastic place, surrounded by nature and wineries. Fine dining.
Natalia Bąk (3 years ago)
Very nice in lovely localization
Mónica PR (4 years ago)
Because you can't put 10 stars that if you didn't get them ... Excellent place to visit. Hotel a 10 and restaurant a 10. Incredible quality / price. Treatment of the staff equally excellent. Congratulations.
Alien1717 (4 years ago)
Monasterio muy bonito. Recomiendo verlo. Alguna mezcla de estilos pues es muy antiguo siglo xII y posteriormente ampliado. La talla de la virgen de la vid tiene la expresión más dulce que he visto hasta la fecha. Mínimo de visita 2 personas. Es desconcertante porque si quieres verlo podrías pagar doble para verlo pero son muy rigurosos al respecto son 2 y menos te niegan la visita.
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