Summary Page:  Former House

Name: Aguilar (de Campoo), S. Maria la Real

Circary at the Time: Hispania

Years of Activity: 1169-1835

Gallery:  Click Here

Map:  Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest

Monasticon Praemonstratense: (III, 237)

Approximate modern location: In the northern part of Spain on highway A 67 between Santander and Valladolid, northwest of Burgos.  .  

Elm-Number [See below]: 244*

Other Comments:  A famous Abbey founded by Alphonsus VII, King of Castile, in two distinct locations.  The first, called St. Augustine, in Herrera de Pisuerga (1150).  In 1169 it was transferred to a very ancient monastic location, Aguilar de Campóo, and renamed for B.M.V.  Today some remnants of the altars, pictures and statues may be found in the parish church of St. Michael.  

* This listing (and the numbers, with a few adjustments after 1995) is based on the map contained in Kaspar Elm's Norbert von Xanten: Adliger, Ordensstifter, Kirchenfürst, Wienand Verlag, Köln, 1984, page 328-329.