Santo Toribio

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The Monastery of Santo Toribio (XVI century) is a place chosen by monks to move away from the world and live according to the Benedictine rule. It´s said that once consolidated the Reconquista in this area, the Lignum Crucis relics were brought here from Jerusalem to deposit them in a safe place. This is a Gothic church with Cisterian influence with simple lines and spaces and with decorative sobriety, characteristics of the architecture of the Order of San Bernardo. It has three polygonal apses and three naves of similar height, with ribbed vaults. The limited decoration is concentrated in the capitals. The main apse have figurative decoration of human and animal (bears, bulls…) heads, who according to legend helped in the building of Santo Toribio Church.

The Jubilee Lebaniego Year is a worldwide event that is held since the sixteenth century every year in with Santo Toribio festivity (16 de abril) is on a Sunday. For this occasion, it was built the Puerta del Perdón that opens only during the Jubilee year. The Puerta del Perdón and the holy relic are the aim for the pilgrims who come from all over the world. 

Visiting hours: (+info)

Summer: May 1 to October 5

Morning: 10,00 to 13,00 h.

Afternoon: 16,00 to 19,00 h.

Winter: October 6 to May 1

Morning: 10,00 to 13,00 h.

Afternoon: 16,00 to 18,00 h.

* The monastery is open every day of the year. The explanation, blessing and veneration of the Lignum Crucis is in every hour at the hour in the prescribed time. On Sundays, holidays and weekends it is better to call in advance to arrange visits because of the celebrations. During the liturgy you can´t visit the monastery.