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Monasterio de la Vega, Salamanca

Monasterio de la Vega - Salamanca, Spain
Monasterio de la Vega
54 Calle Cordel de Merinas, Salamanca, Spain 37008Map
Neighborhood: Centro
Overview

In the Tormes lowlands stands this monastery, built on the site of the old Romanesque church of Santa María de la Vega, patron saint of the city. It was at first placed in the care of the canons of the monastery of San Isidoro de León, which the Salamancan Bishop didn't like; this caused great conflict, resulting in mediation by Pope Alexander II and the King of León. The only remains of the old monastery are five arches in the cloister, which are certainly worth a look. The church, with its three naves separated by cylindrical columns with lovely Renaissance capitals, is also worth seeing. At the present time it's run by the Fundación Rodríguez Fabres. Guided tours are given by appointment only.

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Monasterio de la Vega General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Tours, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 3, 4, 6B, 8, 9
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