Santa María la Real de Vileña Monastery

Vileña, Spain

Santa María la Real de Vileña Monastery was founded by Queen Urraca López de Haro, widow of King Fernando II of León in 1222. The monastery reached its highest prosperity in the 16th century. From that time dates the altarpiece made by Pedro López de Gámiz. After a fire in May 1970 that destroyed the monastery, the nuns moved to a new building in the town of Villarcayo.

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Vileña, Spain
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Founded: 1222
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Fernando De Miguel Hombría (18 months ago)
This is how the monastery was before its fire in the early 70s and subsequent ruin. Fortunately, many of its most valuable pieces could be rescued and today they can be seen in different museums in Burgos.
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