‪Monasterio de San Salvador‬

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‪Monasterio de San Salvador‬
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Rachel V
בריסביין, אוסטרליה‪14 contributions‬
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‪We travelled to the monastery to take private research photos which we discovered were not allowed within the monestery but allowed within the cloister. They did have a book to purchase which quite affordable. I would have loved to have purchased a book with larger photos for more money. 😊

There is a beautiful c14th wall mural in which is well preserved as well as an extant c12th garment which was fascinating. The stonework on the cloister is in much better condition that most cloisters I've seen and there are good examples of early c16th headwear. The carved wooden coffins from the same era held inside are intricate and have a range of adorable details.

I really enjoyed my visit. The staff were lovely. The gentleman who greeted us spoke excellent English and the gentleman who sold us the book was kind and very easy to communicate with despite us having almost no Spanish and he had no English. We managed to understand each other despite this.

Oh parking is quite easy. There is a free carpark across the road from the village which is clearly marked. It is a short walk up the hill to the monastery.

‪Written 7 באוגוסט 2019‬
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kyairi
ברייטון והוב, UK‪166 contributions‬
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‪Only 3 euros to visit but worth it to see the extremely ornate interior even if some of the interior needs some repairs.

The building is a very fine piece of architecture that covers many centuries in style.

Take the audio tour. ‬
‪Written 25 במאי 2018‬
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Carlos201606
מדריד, ספרד‪49 contributions‬
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‪In the village of Oña, close to the medieval village of Frias, you will find this nice piece of medieval arquitecture, Well preserved, its visit is a must if you are nearby.‬
‪Written 6 בנובמבר 2017‬
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Gary S
לונדון, UK‪4,238 contributions‬
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‪Sadly closed on Monday, but the walk around garden is open (at least the gates were , so in we went). Immense grounds around a huge rather empty looking building. They have some installation art around the place some of which I could not 'grasp' but a worthwhile wander all the same. I doubt we will have cause to go back as we are heading onwards to the south east coast...maybe on another trip...‬
‪Written 8 באוגוסט 2016‬
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travelingspain2014
לונדון, UK‪649 contributions‬
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‪This medieval town was once the final resting place of Kings. Many will remember Charlton Heston as "El Cid". Nearly a thousand years ago, El Cid personally brought Sancho II, referred to as Sancho the Mighty to this Monastery for a Christian burial, after the King was Murdered. Though not the first Pantheon, this is one of the earliest of it's type.
This is a wonderful friendly, uncrowded place to vist. Not one of my better days as a photographer, but I do hope you enjoy the shots.‬
‪Written 26 באפריל 2015‬
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LondonTraveller848
לונדון, UK‪1,256 contributions‬
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‪Well preserved monastery, with 14 century frescoes, roman wall painting, ornaments and artefacts (even garments) , a medieval crucifix, most incredible façade and a stunning interior. I am running out of words! An absolute stunner!

I think the most amazing thing is that it is all so well preserved, so it is such a privileged view back into 11 century. I guess because Ona is in the middle of nowhere deep in the mountains, it must have helped surviving the Spanish civil war.

FACTS
Only open at certain times, only with a guide
The guided tour is in Spanish but the guide does speak English so we could ask questions
The guide gave us a brochure in English with numbered areas, so one can follow the Spanish tour
Taking pictures is not allowed, I assume on preservations grounds. Photography is only allowed at the cloisters.
I bought the book so I can take with me the roman paint on the wall, the medieval crucifix, the stunning interior architecture wise, but it is in Spanish so I am unable to read nor share it with Trip Advisor colleagues unfortunately.
Sarcophagus of Spanish kings (the Royal Pantheon) from 1072 onwards, incredible pieces of art not to mention the sense of history.

Do yourself a big favour and do not miss this monastery. I was highly disappointed in several places where the local church was shut when we arrived, so generally speaking avoid "siesta" time - all churches seem to be shut then so open mornings and afternoon or sometimes evening.

I took a photo of the opening times for your reference, It is in Spanish but note that the hours specified are the hours of the guided tour.

Entry fee - €3 when we visited in July 14

I was SO SO lucky to be there at the right time and to be able to get into the monastery!‬
‪Written 4 באוגוסט 2014‬
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RatonCantabria
Cantabria‪2,733 contributions‬
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‪I've tried to go to this monestary before, but it was closed. This time we were lucky enough to get there just as a guided tour was starting. The building is impressive from the outside, but inside it is even more so. As the guide explained at the start of the (Spanish) tour, it's very under marketed, despite being the 2nd most important monestary in Castilla y Leon, there is little informtion about it online, and hardly any photos (as you're not allowed to take photos inside, this isn't likely to improve soon!). Now only open for tourist visits, and no longer used for religious purposes, this is a gem of a monestary. I went with my mother, who has visited more monestaries and churches than most people, and she was very impressed, even speechless as she was shown the romanesque columns complete with original paintwork. I'm not an expert myself, but was impressed by the recently discovered frescos, beautiful woodwork in the choir stalls, impressive ceilings and the interesting collection of religious treasures, as well as the pretty cloister. The gardens of the adjoining building are very pretty too, with a lovely walk around the inside of the perimeter wall, also taking in the Casa del Parque. If you're in Oña, try and time your visit to coincide with one of the guided tours, well worth it, 2.50€ per person, paid at the end of the visit.‬
‪Written 6 באפריל 2013‬
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