Monasterio de Santa María de Mezonzo

Vilasantar, Spain

The Monastery of Santa María de Mezonzo is a Romanesque style former monastery. Although it probably dates back to the time of the Kingdom of the Suebi, the current monastery was founded as a double convent by Abbot Reterico. According to Antonio López Ferreiro, the monastery was donated to the Asturian-Galician king Alfonso III el Magno in 870. Justo Pérez de Urbel, after comparing the names of the confirmatory of several documents related to the monastery, thinks that the correct date is the one given by Hinojosa, that is, the year 930.

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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Encarna Rial (11 months ago)
Small but precious. Mass on Sundays at 10am
Agustín Pazos Herran (11 months ago)
It is a beautiful Romanesque temple, in the native homeland of San Pedro de Mezonzo.
Noemi Fernández (18 months ago)
It is very pretty and the surroundings beautiful too. It is close to a very cool hiking trail.
Gonzalo Porto (2 years ago)
Romanesque Galician
Maria Trillo (2 years ago)
Nice church, beautiful abside and wonderful surroundings.
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