Monastery of Carboeiro

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San Lourenzo de Carboeiro
Mosteiro de Carboeiro, lado sur.JPG
Viewed from the south
Monastery information
Order Benedictine
Established 10th century
Diocese Lugo
Location Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Coordinates 42°45′18.09″N 8°14′48.34″W / 42.7550250°N 8.2467611°W / 42.7550250; -8.2467611Coordinates: 42°45′18.09″N 8°14′48.34″W / 42.7550250°N 8.2467611°W / 42.7550250; -8.2467611

The Monastery of San Lourenzo de Carboeiro is one of the most outstanding architectural works of the late Romanesque, the transition to the Gothic, in Galicia.

It is a Benedictine monastery founded in the 10th century. Its moments of greatest splendor were between 11th and 13th centuries. The church and some other buildings are still in good condition, after the works of restoration and recovery made during the second half of the twentieth century.


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  • Vázquez, Armando (2001). Carboeiro. El Arte que Renace de sus Cenizas. Concello de Silleda. Móstoles, Madrid. ISBN 84-606-3101-X. 

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