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Santa María Convent in Vallbona de Les Monges

  • Interior. Monastery of Santa María in Vallbona de Les Monges. Lleida © Turespaña

    Interior. Monastery of Santa María in Vallbona de Les Monges. Lleida © Turespaña

  

Category

Monasteries and seminaries

Date

Siglo XII

Style

Cistercian
Calle Mayor s/n
25268 Vallbona de les Monges
Lleida, Catalonia
Lleida

Telephone+34 973330266

Fax+34 973330491

E-mailvallbona@monestirvallbona.cat

Websitehttp://www.monestirvallbona.cat

The monastery belongs to the Cistercian order.Founded by Ramón Berenguer IV around 1173. The church has a Latin cross plan, with a single nave with an ogive vault.Over the transept there is 13th century dome base.The sanctuary has three rectangular chapels.Outside, the Romanesque facade is striking. It is decorated with archivolts, and offers a relief of the Virgin flanked by two angels in the tympanum.Inside there is a sarcophagus of Doña Violante, wife of Jaime I, and his daughter Doña Sancha. To the south of the church the cloister and its rooms can be found.As part of its rooms, the Chapter House rectangular in plan is worth a mention.

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Timetables

 

Mar 01 to Oct 31

Tuesday to Saturday

10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Closing days: Monday

 

Nov 01 to Feb 28

Tuesday to Saturday

10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

 

General: €4

Reduced: €3

Disabled persons: Free admission

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