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Monastery of Santa María of Obona

  • Address
    33874 Obona, Spain
  • Web
    https://www.turismoasturias.es/en/descubre/cultura/patrimonio-religioso/santa-maria-la-real-de-obona
  • Visiting Hours
    Closed, the keys are available in the bar next to the church
  • What to see
    Romanic Cloister and Church

 

Romanesque monastery from the 13th century, erected on a previous one from the 8th century. It was ordered to be built by the bastard son of King Silo of Asturias, and it became one of the most important monasteries linked to the Cistercians.

The Benedictine community that resided there was famous for its advanced agricultural techniques, and according to historians it could be the oldest place where cider began to be made. Unfortunately, the building, although it was declared an asset of heritage interest, is currently in a regrettable state of abandonment.

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