how to stay in a monestary hotel spain ...
Our "monestary hotel spain" page is for those of you seeking a retreat. It outlines how to book into a monastery in Spain, providing lists and contact details of those accepting guests.
You'll find more than a thousand monasteries, convents and religious centres in Spain ... around 600 of them taking guests.
Most require a personal recommendation or reference, bringing the figure open to the general public to well under 200.
How do you book into a monestary hotel spain ... and where are they?
booking into a monestary hotel spain ...
Booking into a monestary hotel spain is often no easy task! Long gone are the days when you could just turn up on their doorstep seeking shelter!
Remember also that these are not hotels but religious centres, offering a spiritual service - not just another tourist attraction.
Patience is often needed when booking, which should be arranged well in advance.
The best method is to phone, have a chat with them, and introduce yourself to see if you - as well as they - are acceptable. You can confirm everything in writing later.
Do ask about house rules and regulations, for each establishment varies tremendously.
For example, some only accept men ... others only women ... and there are also those which won't allow couples of different sex to share a room.
In many a monestary hotel spain you'll not be allowed outside during your stay, and will be expected to participate in at least some of the services.
Some only accept groups ... others only individuals.
So ... take time to discover all the details about the monestary hotel spain of your choice, not forgetting to ask about prices!
pick a monestary hotel spain ...
Here's a selection of monasteries - located all over Spain - which accept guests.
If you're unsure where an establishment is situated, check out the map of Spain's regions or the map of Spain's provinces to give you a general idea.
We've chosen monasteries allowing both groups and individuals, with no restrictions as to male/female, and which allow you out during your stay.
Telephone numbers do not include the code for Spain (34) or any international dialing code, which you'll need if calling from outside Spain.
Monasterio de Valdeflores, 27850 Viveiro, Lugo, Galicia.
Tel: 98 256 01 51
Monasterio de San Pelayo, San Vicente 11, 33003 Oviedo, Asturias.
Tel: 98 521 89 81.
Monasterio de San José (Bretanía), La Fuente del Carmelo 10, 39527 Ruiloba, Cantabria. Tel: 94 272 10 85.
Monasterio de la Oliva, 31310 Carcastillo, Navarra.
Tel: 94 872 50 06.
Monasterio de San Salvador, 26225 Cañas, La Rioja.
Tel: 94 137 90 83.
Monasterio de Nuestra Señora del Olivar, 44558 Estercuel, Teruel, Aragon. Tel: 97 875 23 00.
Monasterio Virgen de Monlora, 50610 Luna, Zaragoza, Aragon.
Tel: 97 668 93 05.
Monasterio de Sant Benet, Carretera de Montserrat, km 10, 08199 Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña. Tel: 93 835 00 78.
Monasterio de San Daniel, Las Monjas 2, 17007 Gerona, Cataluña.
Tel: 97 220 12 41.
Monasterio de Santa María de Vallbona, 25268 Vallbona de les Monges, Lérida, Cataluña. Tel: 97 333 02 66.
Monasterio de San Pedro de las Dueñas, 24239 San Pedro de las Bueñas, León, Castilla y León. Tel: 98 778 01 50.
Monasterio Cisterciense de San Andrés de Arroyo, 34487 San Andrés de Arroyo, Palencia, Castilla y León. Tel: 97 914 20 03.
Monasterio Cisterciense de Santa María de Huerta, 42260 Santa María de Huerta, Soria, Castilla y León. Tel: 97 532 70 02.
Monasterio de Sopetrán, Camino Real de Navarra, 19228 Torre del Burgo, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha. Tel: 91 623 71 94.
Convento de la Purísima Concepción y San José, Padre Juan Gil 2, 45820 El Tobosa, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha. Tel: 92 519 71 73.
Monasterio de la Inmaculada Concepción, San Diego 24, 18120 Alhama de Granada, Granada, Andalucia. Tel: 95 835 02 07.
Convento de Franciscanas Descalzas, Las Bernardas, Puerta del Ángel 2, 23001 Jaén, Andalucia. Tel: 95 322 32 91.
Monasterio de Santo Espíritu del Monte, 46149 Gilet, Valencia.
Tel: 96 262 00 11.
Monasterio de San Pedro, Sor Rosenda 11, 07184 Calviá, Mallorca, Islas Baleares. Tel: 97 167 05 86.
a more commercialised monestary hotel spain ...
More-often-than-not, in a monestary hotel spain, your meals will be the same as the monks/nuns.
However, some establishments now employ outside caterers for their guests, making it more commercialised - and often easier to get in.
Here are the addresses of some ...
Hospedería del Monasterio Mercedario de Poio, Apartado de Correos 5, 36080 Pontevedra, Galicia. Tel: 98 677 00 00.
Hospedería de Leyre, 31410 Yesa, Navarra.
Tel: 94 888 41 00.
Hospedería San Juan de la Peña, 22711 Bolaya, San Juan de la Peña, Huesca.
Hospedería Externa Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos, 28209 Valle de los Caídos, Madrid. Tel: 91 890 55 11
Hospedería del Real Monasterio de Guadalupe, Plaza de Juan Carlos 1, 10140 Guadalupe, Cáceres, Extremadura. Tel: 92 736 70 00.
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