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Convent of Madre de Dios

A beautiful building that was renovated in the 14th and 16th century is what remains of the convent erected by Franciscan nuns in the 13th century. It is famous for its Mudéjar paving and traditional sweets.

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Calle de las Monjas, 3
10800 Coria , Cáceres (Extremadura)
  • A beautiful building that was renovated in the 14th and 16th century is what remains of the convent erected by Franciscan nuns in the 13th century. It is famous for its Mudéjar paving and traditional sweets.

    The Franciscan nuns of the T.O.R (Third Order Regular) founded the convent of Madre de Dios in Coria, Cáceres, during the 13th century.

    The building can be found when we visit the old part of the town, and is the result of the alterations made in the 14th and 16th centuries. The first thing one notices about the convent is its beautiful brick façade.

    Inside the building the highlights are the Gothic Renaissance cloister with a well, trapezoidal arches with Tuscan columns and the Mudéjar paving. The most remarkable works the monastery contains include a collection of paintings and ivory, and a painting on board by Pedro Machuca.

    You simply must try the exquisite traditional sweetmeats made by the cloistered nuns who live in the convent.

     

     

  • Origin:
  • 13th century
  • Construction:
  • Convent
  • Art period:
  • Gothic
  • Renaissance
  • Period in history:
  • 13th century
  • 14th century
  • 15th century

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