Convent of Santa Clara la Real

The order received the houses from the mayor of the city in 1369 to build its convent. It is one of the oldest convents in the city. Here, the daughters of Enrique II of Castile, stepbrother and successor by force of arms to Pedro I, affirmed their belief.

This lead to considerable enlargement, joining the premises of Santo Domingo with the houses on the other side of the street. The convent is connected via two cloisters, called "los Naranjos" and "los Laureles", that lead to their rooms.

The church dates from the XV Century and is composed of two rectangular naves, covered by wooden roofs with a flat head and brick rose windows in its end walls. The main altarpiece in the presbytery of one of the naves, built by Jorge Manuel Theotocópuli in an ovoid shape, is by Luis Tristán (1623).

The slate headstones at the base of the choir altar belong to the aforementioned princesses of Castile. Plaster mouldings, tiles, altars and paintings are preserved from different ages. The door of the convent, hidden away in the corner of the square, dates from the XIV Century.

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