Santa María da Armenteira Monastery

Meis, Spain

Santa María da Armenteira Monastery belongs to the Cistercian order and was founded by the knight Ero de Armenteira in 1168. It has a square cloister, a kitchen, and a tower, all in the 18th-century Baroque style. The monastery was abandoned after the sale of church lands in 1835. The church has a floor plan in the shape of a Latin cross, three naves and three semicircular apses. The central nave is crowned with a pointed barrel vault, and the side naves with groin vaults. The transept has a vault raised on Mudéjar-style pedentives. On the façade, the 12th-century rose window is of particular interest. The whole complex has today been rebuilt thanks to the Association of Friends of the Monastery of Armenteira.

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Lugar a Caroi 3, Meis, Spain
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Founded: 1168
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Michael Gerrish (2 years ago)
A quiet, inspiring space on The Spiritual Variant. So thankful to be able to enter and visit.
Mario Nano (2 years ago)
A small monastery on a busy popular hike route with a big restaurant with a big terrase that can get often very busy but we never had problems finding a place. Nice basic cheap food and drinks.
C. Blank (2 years ago)
Very peaceful place to spend the night while walking the Camino Espiritual. Room with private bath. Curfew at 21:15 but you can sit outside within the walls in the garden.
Artur Nogueira (4 years ago)
Extremely quiet place. The nuns are very sweet, the hospederia is very nice and the pilgrims benediction it is a must.
Grzesiek Malanowski (5 years ago)
Incredible place! Beautiful, peaceful and unique! It's not often you can spend a night under 8th century roof. Thank you!
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