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Monastery of San Xoan de Caaveiro

  • Address
    Natural de Fragas do Eume, A Capela, A Coruña (Spain)
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    July and August from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, September from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • What to see
    Remains of Monastery, Natural forest


San Xoan de Caaveiro is an ancient monastery and sanctuary in Galicia, Spain, with a rich medieval history. This place of spiritual importance and Romanesque architecture is located in the middle of the impressive Fragas do Eume forest, offering a spiritual refuge and a starting point for hiking routes in the region. The monks who lived here lived in isolation, dedicated to prayer and contemplation, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and spirituality in the middle of nature.

San Xoan de Caaveiro is a landmark on the English Way to Santiago, attracting pilgrims seeking a unique experience of spiritual connection and natural beauty. Its Romanesque church and wooded surroundings make it a place of great historical and spiritual significance, where visitors can explore the medieval architecture and immerse themselves in the beauty of Fragas do Eume while seeking moments of serenity and reflection on their journey.

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