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CISTERCIAN NUNNERY OF

SANTA MARIA LA REAL AT GRADEFES

founded in 1168

AND THE STORKS AND FLOWERS OF THE RIO ESLA VALLEY (SOUTH OF LEON)

 

Cistercian Abbeys of Spain and Portugal

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Map of the Camino de Compostela / Camino Frances - from the excellent MSM book "The Roads to Santiago de Compostella"

 

The Nunnery of Santa Maria la Real, Gradafes, is  heavily guarded by storks and barred doors which protect the nuns and stopped Dom P photographing the cloisters and chapter house - however there are more pics on the way ......

 

 

Elsewhere in the Rio Esla valley

 

 

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