San Paio Monastery of Santiago de Compostela
The Monastery of San Paio was founded in the ninth century to house a community of monks who were guarding the shrine of the Apostle. For this reason, it was located a few meters from the headquarters of the future cathedral; hence the nickname 'Antealtares'.
The huge convent is a closure. A tombstone on its facade to the `Quintana´ is similar to the tombstone of the `Literary´. The street side entrance to the convent is the Via Sacra. It has a magnificent Baroque altarpiece and an eighteenth century organ which has protagonized many baroque-style musical concerts.
Today, 38 Benedictine nuns live inside the monastery.
By visiting the church access is granted into the Museum of Sacred Art, where Masses are also celebrated.
Opening Hours Monastery of San Paio and Museum of Sacred Art:
April to December:
Ticket Price Monastery of San Paio and Museum of Sacred Art:
General admission: 1,20 €
All times and ticket prices are approximate. To confirm times and fares see the official sites.