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Monasterio de Rueda
Hospedería Monasterio de Rueda

The Monastery of Rueda is located on the banks of the Ebro River, halfway between the towns of Sástago and Escatrón. The monarch Alfonso II, in 1182, grants the town and the castle of this last enclave to the Cistercian, so that the monks soon begin the construction of the monastery, being the year 1202 the official beginning of the works and the consecration of the temple in the year 1238; works that extend until the 14th century, when the medieval factory of the set is concluded and its slender Mudejar tower rises. An ideal enclave for the Cistercian monk and his search for the renewal of the spirit, as dictated by the Rule of San Benito, and a revitalization of its essence.

As for its architecture, the Monastery of Rueda maintains this Cistercian condition of humble architecture, far from ostentation. The complex has the typical Cistercian floor plan because the building was carried out by the monks themselves, the abbots of the monastery being in fact the architects in charge of the works. A great success in this work was that successive extensions in the 17th and 18th centuries extended around the monastery, leaving the original medieval nucleus intact, while the monks' cells, the spectacular Herrerian gallery and the abbey palace shaped San Pedro Square, forming the monumental entrance that we see today. Today, the Monastery of Rueda is shown in all its splendour to be rediscovered through a journey to its glorious past.

Guided visits

Price and opening hours
€5 (Free for children under 6 years old)
The visit is about 90 minutes long

Opening times
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays in Aragon, January 29 and March 5.
July and August every day.

Morning: 11 am. 12 pm. and 1 pm.
Evenings: 4 pm. and 5 pm

December 25 and January 1 will be closed.

Capacity limited to 50 people
Non booked places will be sold while free space is available
Ticket sale at the door will begin 10 minutes before the visit.
Booking contact (Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm. 974 35 51 19 or 976 28 21 81 / 902 477 000