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Monasterio de Veruela, Zaragoza

Monasterio de Veruela - Zaragoza, Spain
Monasterio de Veruela
Monte Moncayo, Vera de Moncayo, Spain 50592Map
+34 976 64 9025
Neighborhood: Outside Zaragoza
Overview

At the foot of Mount Moncayo, 79km from Zaragoza, the Cistercian monastery of Veruela was founded in 1145. Like so many other monasteries it was abandoned after the National Expropriation in 1835. The founder was Pedro Atarés, a grandson of the king of Aragón Ramiro I, who became Lord of Borja. His descendants moved to Valencia, later to Italy and became the famous Italian Borgia family (two members of this family were Popes). The patron of Zaragoza, Hernando de Aragón, was an abbot in this monastery. The church is medieval with three naves, the wall dates back to the 16th century and the cloister to the 14th-16th centuries. The famous Spanish poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer lived in one of the cells and wrote several of his well-known leyendas there. Admission: free

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