One of the oldest monastic institutions in the Portuguese territory, documented since 853, it was moved and rebuilt in the 11th and 12th centuries, although little remains of the building campaigns undertaken by the Benedictine monks of that time. In 1112 it received a "couto" letter from D. Teresa and was sponsored by the important family of Sousões de Ribavizela. It became one of the great potentates of the region, accumulating vast land assets and political influence. In the 16th century Mannerist towers were introduced on the façade. In the 18th century, several altars were designed for the interior of the church, and at the beginning of the 19th century the cloister was remodeled according to neoclassical standards, a model without parallel in the monastic spaces of the North of the country.
Wednesday to Sunday: 10h00-18h00
Excluding holidays, except: April 3 and 25, June 10, August 15
2 € (general admission)
Tel .: +351 255 810 706, +351 918 116 488
Site: Route of the Romanesque