Veruela is located in a small valley formed by the Hueca River, whose source is very close to the monastery. The oldest document referring to the founding of the Veronense monastery is the confirmation by the Navarrese king García Ramirez of the donation of the places of Veruela and Oliva and their possessions to the Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria de Niencebas (Fitero, Navarra) in 1145 to the erection of separate monasteries of the Order.
The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Veruela is, since 1998, property of the Diputacion Provincial de Zaragoza, which administered it in state usufruct since 1976, the year in which it began its recovery.
The poet Gustavo Adolfo Becquer wrote here, in 1836-1864, his nine famous "Letters", as well as some rhymes and legends. The whole is surrounded by a wall (16th century) of 1 km of perimeter, opened by a gate in medieval tower to a tree-lined avenue leading to the great church (XII century), Romanesque portal and three tall ships covered with Gothic ribbing . From here you can access both cloisters, Gothic and Renaissance, which communicate with the chapter house, refectory, cilla, scriptorium and other rooms that are the scene of art exhibitions, concerts and prestigious courses.
You also have a literary tour in the series "Los Monasterios Aragoneses".
It is located 79 km from Zaragoza, by the N-232 in the direction of Logroño, connecting with the N-122 in the direction of Agreda and Soria, it is followed until the detour to Vera de Moncayo. Veruela equidista 15 Km from Borja and Tarazona.
Winter (October - March) from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, uninterrupted, except Tuesday (closed).
Rest of the year open every day, except Tuesday, from 10.30 to 20.30.
Guided tours: Telephone 976 649025.
Telephone of the Monastery: 976 649025.
If you want to extend your information on Aragon you can begin crossing another interesting route is the Mudejar, Patrimony of the Humanity, also you can extend your cultural knowledge on Aragon examining its municipal and institutional heraldry without forgetting, of course, some of its emblematics figures as Saint George Pattern of Aragon also book of Aragon.
The information will not be complete without a stroll by its three provinces: Zaragoza, Teruel and Huesca and his shines, with shutdown in some of its spectacular landscapes like Ordesa, the Moncayo or by opposition the Ebro.
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