A Spanish Monastery Guide
After visiting the Royal Monastery in San Lorenzo de El Escorial I started a love affair of Monasteries so I decided to write this post of popular Monasteries in Spain…
So here they go in no particular order…
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, MADRID
The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, commonly known as El Escorial, is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres northwest of the capital, Madrid, in Spain. If you would like to learn more about it, click here to read the post I wrote about it.
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Mountain of Monserrat, BARCELONA
On the day we went there it snowed but we still deided to take the cable car up and take a look around. We we´re not dissapointed. Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain of Montserrat in Catalonian region of Spain.
San Ildefonso, MADRID
Previously known as the Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians.
The Convento de San Pascual, ARANJUEZ
The Convento de San Pascual is a royal monastery in Aranjuez. Aranjuez is 45 min by train from Atocha station in the centre of Madrid.
Monasterio de San Jerónimo de Yuste, CÁCERES
The Monastery of Yuste is a monastery in the small village now called Cuacos de Yuste in the province of Cáceres in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The monastery was founded by the Hieronymite Order of monks in 1402.
Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, MADRID
The Convent of Las Descalzas Reales is a royal monastery situated in Madrid, Spain, administered by the Patrimonio Nacional.
Real Monasterio de la Encarnación, MADRID
The Royal Monastery of the Incarnation or Real Monasterio de la Encarnación is a convent of the order of Recolet Augustines located in Madrid, Spain.
Monasterio de Sta. María la Real de Las Huelgas, BURGOS
The Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas is a monastery of Cistercian nuns located approximately 1.5 km west of the city of Burgos in Spain.
Real Monasterio de Santa Clara de Tordesillas, VALLADOLID
The Royal Convent of Santa Clara is a nunnery in Tordesillas, Spain. Founded by the king Pedro of Castile in 1363, this convent of Poor Clares is now under the administration of the Spanish national heritage organisation, the Patrimonio Nacional.
Real Monasterio de Santa Isabel, MADRID
The Royal Monastery of Santa Isabel is a monastery located in Madrid, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1995.
If you have visited any Monasteries in Spain that I did not list in this post, please mention them in the comments as I would love to add them to this post.
Until next time guys!