Monasterio de Sobrado dos Monxes

The origin of this Cistercian monastery dates back to the 12C. It was extended and remodelled in the 17C and 18C before being abandoned in 1834. Restoration work began here in 1954. Today, it is still occupied by a small Cistercian community. Inside, the Medallions' Cloister and the cupolas crowning the transept, sacristy and Rosary Chapel are of a remarkable design. A chapter house and a kitchen with a monumental chimney are all that remain of the original medieval buildings.

Useful information

Address:

15813 Sobrado dos Monxes

Phone:

+34 981 78 75 09

Price:

1 €

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10am-1pm, 4.30pm-7pm, Sun and office days noon-1pm, 4.30pm-7pm (in winter, it is preferable to come before dusk as the monastery does not have electric lighting) - check opening hours during Holy Week, Easter, Whitsun and Christmas periods