Monastery of Santa María de Aciveiro

Forcarei, Spain

Monastery of Santa María de Aciveiro is a gem of Romanesque architecture, built in 1135 under the patronage of Galician King Alfonso VII and incorporated into the Cistercian Order around 1170. It was carefully restored with full respect to the original structure. Following the Cistercian layout, all rooms are organised around a cloister combining impeccable history, warmth and functionality: kitchen, refectory, scriptorium, chapter house, stables and monks’ cells.It was one of the first seven monasteries of the thirty-eight that belonged to the Diocese of Compostela. It is now a historic hotel, declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931 and considered a Site of Cultural Interest.

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Founded: 1135
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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María Belén Barreiro Bugallo (4 months ago)
There is a lack of conservation in the environment.
Jose Luis Salgueiro (6 months ago)
A place with history and calm charm that invites you to relax.
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Paulo Henrique (5 years ago)
Beautiful place to visit! Lot of history! I loved this place!
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