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Church of Santa María

The church of Santa María de Santa Cruz de la Serós, located in the town of the same name in the province of Huesca, Spain, is an outstanding medieval monument declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. Built between 1020 and 1030, it is part of an ancient Benedictine abbey and is one of the few remaining vestiges of this monastery. Its historical importance is reflected in its connection with the Royal House of Aragon in the 11th century, serving as a family monastery where the women of the royal family entered as nuns, while other members sponsored it from outside.

Although the exact date of foundation is unknown, it is first mentioned in a document from 1070. Over the centuries, it received important donations from Aragonese royalty, such as a gospel book donated by Felicia, daughter-in-law of King Sancho Ramirez. However, in 1555, the nuns abandoned the abbey and moved to Jaca, marking the end of their monastic life in Santa Cruz de la Serós. Today, the church of Santa María is a tangible testimony to the medieval history of Aragón and a monument that has been recognized for its historical and artistic value.


  • Address
    Pl. Mayor 24, Santa Cruz de la Serós, Huesca (Spain)
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Everyday from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 15:30 to 19:00
  • What to see
    Romanesque church





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