S. Maria de Valldaura
Community ID
 
1250
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Maria de Valldaura de Berguedà
 
Town
 
Olvan
 
Diocese
 
Solsona
 
Region
 
Catalonia
 
Medieval Location
 
Parish of S. Maurici
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
1006 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1461
 
Rule
 
Cistercian (after 1231)
 
Incorporated Communities
 

Incorporated nuns from S. Maria de Bovera in 1237, at the order of Pope Gregory IX.

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

In 1331, some nuns went to Berga to found monastery of S. Magdalena de Montbenet.

 
Social Characteristics
 

Daughters of principal noble families of the area.

 
Relative Wealth
 

Prosperous.

 
Assets/Property
 

Siblings Bernat & Geralda, of the castle of Portella, erected the chapel in 1231.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

Remains of the church in Olvan.

 
Contributors
 
Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
1006
 
Date Finished
 
1461
 
Length
 
482