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Museums and other places of interest inside the historical centre


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Without doubt this is the most prominent museum in the city due to the valuable collection it holds, considered one of the most important in Spain. The convent was founded in the seventeenth century by the 7th Count of Lemos who donated his private collection of religious works by Spanish and Italian artists. The museum is part of the convent of the Clarissa nuns who still live there.

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» saber más: Documentación sobre las Clarisas (PDF)



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Although not large this art gallery is noted for the value of the works that it contains. There are two works by El Greco – The apparition of the Virgin and Child to St Lawrence and Brother Leo meditating on death. There are also five paintings from the Italian artist Andrea del Sarto, two oils from the Compostela school and a portrait of Francisco Pacheco.

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The building started life as a hospital in 1583 but now after more than 400 years of different uses it has become the Wine Centre of the Ribeira Sacra and one of the major attractions in Monforte. It has a permanent multi media exhibition area that explores the culture and wine of the Ribeira Sacra, a Taparia serving modern tapas and a wine shop with over 100 different wines of the area.

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Sargadelos is the most famous of Galicia’s potteries with their products standing out for the care the craftspeople take in their creation and decoration. All of their crockery, porcelain jewellery and figurines are finished off and decorated by hand. The factories are found in O Castro, Sada (A Coruña) and Sargadelos Cervo (Lugo). 

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Oficina Municipal de Turismo

Ribeira Sacra Wine Centre
Camiño de Inverno - Asociación de camiños a Santiago pola Ribeira Sacra
Mapa Turístico de Monforte (PDF)
Escudo do Concello de Monforte de Lemos

(c) Concello de Monforte de Lemos
Campo Santo Antonio S/N
27400 Monforte de Lemos (Lugo)
Tlf. 982 40 25 01

Deseño: Informática - Concello de Monforte de Lemos
Programación: Ainet Consulting