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San Juan de la Peña Old Monastery

The Old Monastery of San Juan de la Peña is a historical and religious site located in the Spanish Pyrenees, with a history dating back to the 10th century. This monastery has played a crucial role in the history of Aragon and Spain, housing Benedictine monks and being a place of refuge and custody of important relics, including the Holy Grail. Its architecture, a combination of Romanesque and Mozarabic styles, is a stunning testament to the artistic skill of the era.

The Old Monastery of San Juan de la Peña has been a pilgrimage center both on the Camino del Santo Grail, where it is believed that the Holy Chalice was guarded for a time, and on the Camino de Santiago, since it was a place of rest and hospitality for pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela. Its Romanesque and Mozarabic architecture, along with its historical and religious importance, make this monastery a cultural and spiritual treasure nestled in a beautiful natural environment, attracting visitors from all over the world in search of a unique experience on their spiritual and cultural journey.


    • Address
      G85G+4V, Santa Cruz de la Serós, Huesca, Spain
    • Web
    • Visiting Hours
      From 10 am to 2 pm and from 3:30 pm to 7 pm
    • What to see
      Romanic monastery, cloister



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