In 1195 King Alfonso II ratifies his donation of Piedra’s domains to the Cistercian monks of Poblet, giving them complete control and jurisdiction over its territories. Photo: Letter of privilege of the foundation of the Monasterio de Piedra granted by Alfonso II in 1195. Today kept in the National Historical Archive (Madrid).
Works on the Monastery’s buildings were advanced enough as to be occupied by the monks, so on December 16th, the Transfer Ceremony of the whole community from Piedra Vieja to Piedra Nueva takes place.
Photo: Relic of the Holy Doubt, today kept in the church of Cimballa.
Photo: Cover of the Chapel of San Inocencio
Juan Federico Muntadas transformed the old Cistercian Monastery into a hotel. He also discovered and made possible the amazing visit of the Iris cave from the inside.
Federico Muntadas created the first fish farm in Spain, naturalizing the common trout and the crab known as “ibérico”, in the waters of the Piedra river.
Monasterio de Piedra, S.A. is settled to develop tourist, agricultural and other kind of activities, in the place known as Monasterio de Piedra. 100% of its partners today are still descendants of Pablo Muntadas. Photo: Depository receipt of the shares of the Company. Num. 1 to 50.
Monasterio de Piedra is officially declared Asset of Cultural Interest (Bien de Interés Cultural), in the category of Monument. This way, the Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Aragon, completes the 1983 declaration of the Monastery as a National Historic Artistic Monument and defines its protection area including the building and the area within the wall.
Acknowledging its important role in the development and awareness of tourism in Aragon, Monasterio de Piedra is awarded with the Tourist Merit Medal by the Government of Aragon.
Commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the Translation Ceremony, when the Cistercian monks moved to the new buildings within the walls. Throughout the year, several institutional events take place such as exhibitions, a commemorative visual guide, and the first International Congress “Monasterio de Piedra, a legacy of 800 years. History, Art, Nature and Garden“.