San Pedro de las Dueñas Monastery

San Pedro de las Dueñas, Spain

Monastery of San Pedro de las Dueñas was built in the late 10th century and beginning of the 11th century. It is one of the most representative churches of Mudejar Romanesque in its Pre-classical period, began in stone and finished in brick (1087 and 1110) and Basilical ground plan.

Over the presbytery of the chancel stands a brick tower, it is square with progressively decreasing sections.There is an interesting collection of capitals. The most remarkable of them is the one known as 'de las siete monjas' (the seven nuns capital) and the chancel shows an interesting Christ by Gregorio Fernández.



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Founded: 10th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Bearnesa (8 months ago)
Quiet monastery. Entering through the garden, sweets are sold (amarguillos, coquitos...).
Jose Angel Gonzalez Alonso (9 months ago)
Por premura de tiempo no pude entrar y ver la Iglesia. En un mes iré nuevamente por la zona y lo haré. Si compré canutillos y pastas. Una delicatessen. Para repetir sin duda
Juan Ramón Alves F. (10 months ago)
THE MONASTERY OF LAS DUEÑAS. THE GOTHIC FIELDS. Just five kilometers from Sahagún, Doña Salomona, together with a small group of nuns, founded a monastery on the banks of the Cea, in the place they called Villapedro, which they sold to Ramiro III's butler, who put it under the dependency from the Sahagun monastery. At that time they spoke of "domnas Sancti Facundi". This monastery has one of the most representative churches of the Mudejar Romanesque of the pre-classical phase, beginning in stone and ending in brick (between 1087 and 1110), with the exterior having a basilica plan. The monastery of San Pedro de las Dueñas enjoyed the appreciation of the royalty and nobility of the time, with countless privileges, such as those granted by Alfonso VII in 1132, and possessions of land and vassals. Years later, many nobles of the kingdom of León, They came to that place to seek peace and silence within its walls, and since then they have called it San Pedro de las Dueñas. A beautiful building that started its construction in the 10th century, to which many reforms and additions were made. If you do not grant it .... I recommend it. IT WILL SURPRISE YOU
Alberto Qujano (11 months ago)
Very rich pasta
Purificacion Llaneza (4 years ago)
Digno de conocer, las monjas hacen unas galletas deliciosas
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