Art and culture 

Convent of San Benito

This 16th century convent can be found in the town of Alcántara in Cáceres.

Majestic sobriety


Location and Contact:

Calle Regimiento de Argel, 43-45
10980 Alcántara , Cáceres (Extremadura)
Opening times

From 1st April until 30th September: 

  • Monday - Friday:  10:15 h - 11:15 h - 12:15 h - 13:15 h - 16:30 h - 17:30 h - 18:30 h
  • Saturday: 11:15 h - 12:15 h - 13:15 h - 16:30 h - 17:30 h - 18:30 h
  • Sunday: 11:15 h - 12:15h - 13:15 h

From 1st October until 31th March: 

  • Monday- Friday: 10:15 h - 11:15 h - 12:15 h - 13:15 h - 16:30 h - 17:30 h
  • Saturday: 11:15 h - 12:15 h - 13:15 h - 16:30 h - 17:30 h
  • Sunday: 11:15 h - 12:15h - 13:15 h

* Please, book in advance calling at +34 927 39 00 81.

Fee

Free entrance. Please, book in advanced to ensure your visit.

For bookings call at: +34 927 39 00 81.

  • This 16th century convent can be found in the town of Alcántara in Cáceres.

    Alcántara is home to one of the most beautiful convents in Extremadura. It dates from the 16th century and was abandoned after it was expropriated in 1835. Restoration work was begun in 1966, the work being started by Hidroeléctrica Española and then passed on the Foundation of San Benito de Alcántara.

    The exterior of its church, which was finished in 1576, is surprisingly majestic and the triple apse with large coats of arms is a prominent feature. The convent is on the north-east side of this building, the façade is sombre and has a small cloister giving access to the main building. It is square and has two floors, the most prominent element is the Charles V arcade. The Classical Theatre Festival of Alcántara is held each year in this area.

    * Friendly reminder for your visit:

    Please book in advanced to ensure your visite.

    You can book calling at +34 927 39 00 81. In case we are busy, we will call you back as soon as possible. 

    The scheduled could be modified due to fully bookings, events, bank holidays or maintenance tasks. 

    The doors only opens where there are reservations and the entrance is closed five minutes after the starting time. 

  • Origin:
  • 16th century
  • Construction:
  • Convent
  • Art period:
  • Gothic
  • Period in history:
  • 19th century
  • 16th century
  • Services:

    • Guided Tours

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