Monfero Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery dedicated to Mary, Mother of Jesus, in the province of A Coruña in Galicia, Spain. It is located in Monfero in Ferrolterra in the comarca of Eume, about 22 km to the north-east of Betanzos.HistoryIn the 10th century on the site of an earlier hermitage a Benedictine monastery was founded, dedicated to Saint Mark, and supported by king Bermudo II. It was destroyed by Norman raids, but later reconstructed under Alfonso VII in 1134 in collaboration with several nobles, including Alfonso Bermúdez, Count Pedro Osório and the Counts of Traba, who endowed it.The abbey joined the Cistercian order in 1147 as a daughter house of Sobrado Abbey, of the filiation of Clairvaux.In the 16th century Monfero became part of the Castilian Cistercian Congregation.In the 17th century the Romanesque monastery was struck by lightning and destroyed. It was rebuilt between 1620 and 1658 in the Baroque style. In 1805 the church was again struck by lightning and damaged.
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  • It is essential to stop here if you are visiting the Fragas, but unfortunately you will be disappointed to see the unfortunate state in which the monastery is located. You can visit a small part inside, but the area where the monks lived is closed due to the bad state in which it is located. It's too bad.
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  • The magnitude of this building is impressive. His ruinous state makes us think of how ephemeral man's legacy is on earth.
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  • Interesting monastery, a bit worn down, worth to see
  • A very nice place to go and see it. The truth is, he's got a good story. The penalty is that they cannot rehabilitate the monastery because it is a shame.
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