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Monastery of Santa María of Obona

The Monastery of Santa María la Real de Obona, in Tineo, Asturias, stands as a historical and architectural enigma. Although its origin dates back to the ninth century according to tradition, the lack of reliable documents about its foundation and its alleged founder, Prince Adelgaster, raises questions about its true history. Over the centuries, this monastery has witnessed periods of splendor and decadence, from its Benedictine era to its transformation into a parish church dedicated to San Antolin. Its Romanesque architecture, especially the church with Cistercian influences, and its mysterious past make it a place of cultural and historical interest in the region. Currently, the monastery is abandoned.

In addition to its rich architectural history, the Obona Monastery is shrouded in legends and mysteries that add an aura of intrigue to the place. There is talk of subway tunnels filled with treasures and jewels, as well as a fabulous library kept in its depths. This, together with the fact that it is the place where the production of Asturian cider is documented for the first time, contribute to the fascination and mystery surrounding this ancient monastery. Despite the unknowns surrounding its history, the Obona Monastery continues to attract visitors and the curious who wish to delve into its enigmatic past and discover the secrets that may still be hidden within its walls.

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  • Address
    33874 Obona, Spain
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Closed, the keys are available in the bar next to the church
  • What to see
    Romanic Cloister and Church


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