Monasterio de San Pelayo
Monasterio de San Pelayo
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RaphaelTobias
Herefordshire, UK89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
You could say that Oviedo is built around the Monastery of San Pelayo, the child martyr saints, whose relics are venerated in the church. Home to a community of Benedictine nuns, it's best to be present at one of the services that they sing every day. On certain open days, it;s also possible to visit the monastic enclosure, which is fascinating. Don't forget to buy some of the monastic produce, especially biscuits.
Written October 18, 2016
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AnderPiedra
Bilbao, Spain2,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Do you know that the cloister nuns sing Gregorian chant every afternoon? Yes!! They do it for free and you can see them sat down
Written June 19, 2017
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,733 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We went to see the Monastery of San Pelayo at 7 pm, when it was open. That is when they have the Mass. The altar is very simple, with a cross over the altar table. What is interesting is the small chest where the body of San Pelayo is stored. This saint was only 14 years old when he was captured by the Moors and then put to death by the Moorish king.
Written July 23, 2016
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Monasterio de San Pelayo is a convent for women of the Benedictine order. The community is a working monastery founded in the 10th century under the patronage of Teresa Ansúez, and was dedicated to John the baptist. Although the monastery does partially function as a guesthouse, it’s doesn't appear to be generally open to the public, so we just admired the renaissance building from the outside.
Written January 3, 2023
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Luca P
140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The Monasterio de Benedectinas is not opened to the public generally - it is however a magnificent imposing building worth seeing.

The Nuns encourage the participation in the Lauds and the Psalms that are chanted in the Monasterio Church - this is worth doing for the deep mystic experience of devotion the magnificent setting and the good singing, it is a particularly moving experience for a believer.

The Reposteria offers a small but extraordinarily sophisticated selection of souvenirs all hand made at a very reasonable price, the sweets are delicious and the nun in charge a consummate experienced sales lady that many have to learn from ! You do not exit empty handed but you are as well sure to have bought some delicious or unique and at a bargain ...and you have given money to s good cause !
Written August 25, 2018
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Gianna Marla M
North Arlington, New Jersey, United States47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Was able to attend the morning prayer(chanting) with very old nuns.it was heavenly solenm.chapel very old too and dark.
Written September 14, 2017
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
We were only able to enjoy viewing the exterior of this building but it is certainly worth walking past if you are in the area.
Written September 14, 2018
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The spectacular hazelnut cake, 💯. The very nice nun. Ultimately I should have bought more
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Written August 18, 2023
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