Las Huelgas
Community ID
 
2757
 
Alternate Names
 
Santa María la Real de Huelgas
 
Town
 
Burgos
 
Diocese
 
Burgos
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
Santa María la Real
 
Date Founded
 
1187, January 2
 
Date Terminated
 
Still extant
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Cistercian
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by King Alfonso VIII (1156-1214) and his wife Eleanor of England (1160-1214). Pope Clement III gave his approval to the foundation in 1187, but the monastery was not formally given over to the nuns until 1199.

 
Notable Heads
 

First abbess was María Sol (from 1187-1203).

 
Contributors
 
Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
1187
 
Length
 
386