SANCTI SPIRITU CONVENT

SANCTI SPIRITU CONVENT

Attached to the Church of the Incarnation ”La Antigua” since 1562, is known as the Convent of the Nuns because it was inhabited by nuns or Comendadoras Caballeras, female branch of the Order of Alcántara, who, as Freyre had to prove the purity of blood and nobility .

Built on what was the Hospital Trinidad its location is a point of view of the Tagus river and the bridge. The monastic buildings are simpler account, and were arranged around a central cloister. In the cafeteria still remains of wall paintings and well preserved Roman column can be seen. The War of Independence and the confiscation of Mendizabal led to ruin by the convent will pass into the hands of people who have dependencies in a bullfighting ring, until it was purchased by the City and works for unblocking and cleaning were performed.

Address: Camino de las Monjas, w/n.
Town: Alcántara
Country: España
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