Monasteries and convents

Santo Espíritu Monastery


Santo Espiritu monastery was founded by Maria de Luna, wife of Martín I, who in 1404 left it in her will to the friars of “Sancti Spiritu”, although it was subsequently occupied by Franciscan monks.

Nowadays, the monastery takes paying guests who want to take some time out, find their inner selves and connect with God in a rural setting. Here you'll find peace and beautiful countryside for walking and relaxing. There are single and double guest rooms and areas for group activities.

Following a period of refurbishment and renovation, the guest house re-opened in March 2014.

The monastery is in the Sierra Calderona Mountain range, which has been inhabited for thousands of years by various peoples who found this rural setting to be an ideal place to build a settlement. The area is one of Valencia's nature havens. Several GR walking routes pass through here and you can walk on trails where the plants and wildlife are truly amazing.

Monasterio de Santo Espíritu

Open location

Monasterio de Santo Espíritu del Monte, 46149 Gilet, Valencia