Monasterio Sta. María del Parral

Monasterio Sta. María del Parral

Monasterio Sta. María del Parral
4.5
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM, 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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mrstraveller1
York, UK2,104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Worth the short walk, just outside of the centre, if it’s of interest to you. I wasn’t sure of the set up, I’m still not, but read here on TA that if you roll up at 11am, a monk will hopefully open up & give you a little tour, no entry fee, but donation anticipated. The website suggests they are open Wednesday to Sunday at 11am & 5pm plus mass in Gregorian chant on Sundays. An employee of the monastery, not a monk, was waiting at the door at 11am & we muddled through the language barriers, & he showed me the main hall. Not remarkable, but worth a look. Actually, what I found most striking was the pretty cloistered courtyard garden, with swans on the pond, & fantastic views of the castle.
The surrounding area is very nice, tranquil, & a delightful for a walk, picnic, or easy escape from the centre, plus there are other attractions within the vicinity, including Iglesia Vera de la Cruz, the Royal Mint & the free puppet museum. You also get to see different perspectives of the Alcatraz.
Written February 9, 2022
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travelingspain2014
London, UK648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
Just outside the City Walls of Segovia, Spain, Below the Famous Alcazar of Segovia, lies a little visited Gem of Spain the Monastery of Saint Mary of Parral . The Church and Monestary was built in the reign of Henry the IV, 1450. It fell abandonned and disused from the mid 1850's until the 1920's. Restored and taken over by the Order of Jeronimo, it is a beautiful place.
There is a guided visit available on weekends and it is well worth a visit while in Segovia.
Written November 12, 2014
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
My wife and I went here with a lady friend from Madrid. She drove a car and one needs a GPS to find the monastery. The church in the monastery was wonderful and the main altar was very impressive. A volunteer of the monastery gave us a very good 20 minute talk about the church, explaining everything. The monastery itself had very good viewing of the Cathedral and Castle.
Written September 12, 2019
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RobertJE
London, UK535 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We arrived here at 3.30 pm expecting it to be open from 2.00 to 6.00 but a sign said it only opened at 11.00 and 5.00. We thus went into the Real Casa de la Moneda (worth a visit) while we waited. We walked the short distance back to the Monasterio at 5.00 where several people were waiting outside. The clock ticked past 5.00 and eventually (about ten minutes later) one of those waiting rang the doorbell. After a long discussion (in Spanish which unfortunately I don't speak and so I have no idea what was said) via the intercom a monk eventually arrived and opened the door. He seemed very reluctant to let us in but did eventually usher us into the outer courtyard and then one outer room. He spoke in Spanish so again I have no idea what was said. He then ushwred us out (we had seen sbout 5% of the monastery) led us out of the monastery and up the slope to the church which he unlocked to let us into. This was in a bad state of repair with scaffolding over much of the alter. He showed us round answering questions in Spanish and then ushered us out. I have no doubt it would have been more interesting if I spoke Spanish but as it was it felt like a bit of a waste of time.
Written October 31, 2017
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HRNG56
Salisbury, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We got in by chance when we arrived to visit the royal Mint down the road and heard this opens at 11:00 for a guided tour in Spanish.
Didnt understand a word but really worth the time to see this unusual building that is being restored and the wonderful space in the monestary and gardens - about an hour
Written July 11, 2019
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PJandSJ
Matlock, UK1,265 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We were walking nearby one September morning, and decided to see if the monastery would open at 1100, as our tourist leaflet indicated. We saw a small group of people waiting outside, and so decided to join them.

Sure enough, at 1100 someone emerged to open the door, and led us inside. We suspect that we had inadvertently joined a group of some kind, but whether that was for the best or not, we weren’t sure. In any event, the talk was all in Spanish, which was not a lot of use for us. And it wasn’t clear whether we could wander off on our own or not … but there were workmen in the area – so we decided not to do so. So our impression of the monastery was fairly limited, though – sorry to say – we were not impressed by the little that we saw. Perhaps another visit under different circumstances would elicit a different response, but – on the basis of our experience – it’s difficult to recommend.
Written October 10, 2017
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Travellers8787
Cary, north carolina144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
A long walk to visit and it's worth to see if you are into sight seeing you have to have a good and strong feet to go to this place no public transportation is offered
Written September 21, 2015
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Musicalphotoman
Dublin, Ireland76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
This lovely monastery lies outside the city walls of Segovia near a cafe and wonderful river walk, very popular with day trippers from Madrid. It takes about 10-15 minutes to get there from the old town. We rang the door and waited. A lovely man who works in this still operational monastery took us into the church, which is impressive, in spite of massive vandalism and looting in the 19th century. The superb altar survives intact. He then took us into the monastery itself, where we could see the very fine small cloister and a few other features. The view of old Segovia is wonderful from here, and the monks certainly have a ravishing 15th century group of buildings at their disposal.

There is no charge for the visit but donations are welcome.

We were admitted at 5 p.m. on Sunday, which seems to be a good time.
Written April 18, 2014
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA21,361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Business
I think the tour guide said that this building is over 500 years old. It is very nice. I wish I had a bit more time but with tours that’s how it goes. It looked very cool.
Written September 29, 2018
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SagaloutsTour
Gerrards Cross, UK1,138 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
An impressive monastery, still in operation today. Worth a look and stop for a photograph. It wasn’t open when we visited.
Written May 24, 2018
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