Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña

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Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña

Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña

Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña

Ten kilometers from the center of Burgos we find the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña, one of the most important buildings of this town. Considered a historic-artistic monument since 1931, it is one of the most emblematic places in Burgos, along with other buildings of great importance such as the Cathedral of Burgos and the Monastery of Las Huelgas Reales.

This monastery, which is a Trappist abbey, was built before 902. It consists of several different buildings, which are maintained in structure despite having undergone numerous restorations over the years. On one side is the Cidian Tower and the church, while on the other is the Royal Pantheon and the cloister of the Martyrs.

Among some of the most important historical events that took place in this monastery is the canonization of the Martyrs of Cardeña. This denomination was born after more than 200 monks who worked in this monastery were martyred by the Muslims between the 9th and 10th centuries. They were killed and buried in the cloister of the monastery itself, hence its current name is the cloister of the Martyrs.

While many people visit the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña when visiting the city of Burgos, many others do so when walking the Camino de Santiago. Burgos is one of the cities through which the French Way passes and even one of the most prominent since it is from there that thousands of pilgrims depart each year to make the Camino de Santiago from Burgos.

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