S. Maria de Bovera
Community ID
 
1234
 
Town
 
Guimera
 
Diocese
 
Tarragona
 
Region
 
Catalonia
 
Medieval Location
 
Near the town, in the province of Urgell
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
1195
 
Date Terminated
 
1237 - 1589: part of the remaining members went to S. Maria de Vallsanta, and another part were incorporated by S. Maria de Valldaura.. in 1589, the three final nuns were transferred to S. Maria del Pedregal.
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by the nobleman Pere de Tàrrega with nuns from S. Maria de Vallbona, in a location originally occupied by hermits.

 
Notable Heads
 

First abbess was Elisenda de Tàrrega, daughter of the founder.

 
Dependency Of
  
State Of Medieval Structure
 

There are remains of this monastery from the 12th-14th centuries, as well as a Baroque church built on the site, which was an important devotional center for the region during the 18th c.

 
Contributors
 
Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
1195
 
Date Finished
 
1237
 
Length
 
732