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Monastery of San Miguel de la Escalada

  • Monastery of San Miguel de la Escalada. Gradefes © Castilla y León

    Monastery of San Miguel de la Escalada. Gradefes © Castilla y León



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Siglo IX


Carretera Nacional 601 León-Mansilla de las Mulas
24166 San Miguel de Escalada, Gradefes
León, Castile-Leon

Telephone+34 987333153


Mozarabic splendour in León

The Monastery of San Miguel de La Escalada is a beautiful example of the Mozarabic style in the province of León. It was built by Cordoban monks in 913, and its cenobium has a sturdy Romanesque tower dating from the late 11th century.

The church belonging to the monastery has a basilical floor plan with three naves which are lined by horseshoe arches and covered with wooden ceilings. Particular highlights include the portico, formed by twelve horseshoe arches supported on columns with capitals.

Practical information



May 01 to Oct 31

Tuesday to Sunday

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Nov 01 to Apr 30

Friday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM



General: €2

Groups: €1

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