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Samos Monastery

  • Cloister of Samos Monastery. Lugo © Turespaña

    Cloister of Samos Monastery. Lugo © Turespaña

  

Category

Monasteries and seminaries

Date

9th-18th centuries

Style

Neo-classical
Calle San Benito 53
27620 Samos
Lugo, Galicia
Lugo

Telephone+34 982546046

Fax+34 982546182

E-mailinfo@abadiadesamos.com

Websitehttp://www.abadiadesamos.com

School of illustrious bishops

This monastery was built in the 6th century, and is currently a spiritual centre.

The monastery of Samos has suffered various episodes of fire and pillage throughout its history. This spiritual centre has produced seven bishops, including particularly the enlightened figure of Benito Jerónimo Feijoo. In the early 19th century it was constituted as the seat of the Benedictine order. The façade of the church dates from the 18th century and is unfinished. Highlights of the monastery of Samos include the Feijoo cloister in the classicist style, and a statue of this illustrious man. The interior of the monastery contains the door of an old Romanesque church which was demolished in the 17th century.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Monday to Saturday

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

12:45 PM to 1:30 PM

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Rates

 

General: €3

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