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Monastery of San Pedro

The Monastery of San Pedro de Siresa, located in the Pyrenean valley of Hecho, province of Huesca, Spain, is an outstanding example of Aragonese Romanesque art. Declared a National Monument in 1931, its history dates back to the 9th century, with a possible Visigothic foundation. Throughout the centuries, it was a monastic center of great relevance, linked to the cultural and spiritual life of the region. In fact, it had a monastic library famous for guarding works of Greco-Latin tradition, such as the Aeneid, poetry by Horace and Juvenal, fables by Avianus or The City of God by Augustine of Hippo, which from that moment on became part of the Hispanic Andalusian culture. Its church, with a cruciform floor plan and semicircular apse, is a testimony to its architectural splendor, preserving pre-Romanesque and Gothic elements.

The monastery houses a valuable artistic heritage, including Gothic altarpieces and medieval sculptures such as the 12th century Christ. It is also credited with an important legend related to the Holy Grail, which has contributed to its fame and its connection to the Holy Grail Trail. Throughout the centuries, the Monastery of San Pedro de Siresa has been a place of spiritual and cultural pilgrimage, keeping alive its history and its importance as one of the most emblematic monuments of the Romanesque in Aragon.



  • Address
    Monasterio de San Pedro, Siresa, Huesca (Spain)
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Weekends from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00
  • What to see
    Romanesque church





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