“THE PRISONERS OF THE MONASTERY. MEMORIES OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR” Prisoners camp during the Spanish Civil War
In November 2019 the exhibition of the famous graphites of the republican prisoners who habited the Monastery of Oia was inaugurated. From 1937 and until 1939 the Monastery was a concentration camp of the insurgent side.
These inscriptions, made in pencil on the walls of the upper floor, had been hidden for more than 80 years and exposed to extremely high humidity and inclemency conditions that endangered their survival. A long process of conservation began in 2005, when the actual property went through the replacement of roofs, investigation studies, documentation and finally, a delicate restoration process in 2019. That made possible to show and share today “The Guernicas of Oia”.
We can say that this is one of the most important work done in Galicia for the recovery of historical memory.
More than 100 fragments were restored, and all of them will rotate annually in the permanent exhibition set up into one of the monumental rooms of the Cistercian building.
The exhibition is permanent and is included within the guided visit to the Mosteiro. It cannot be visited independently but as part of the guided tour.
Come visit the exhibition and live an experience that will not leave you indifferent.