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Convent of Santa Clara

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Founded in 1289 by King Ferdinand III of Castile, and built next to an old palace belonging to his son, the Infante Frederick of Castile. The convent complex was built between the 16th and 17th centuries. For this purpose, a Mudejar construction built after the Christian conquest of the town was literally inlaid into the palace, of which only the so-called Tower of Don Fadrique, of Romanesque and Gothic style, made of ashlar, is a unique example in the town.

Among the areas of the Santa Clara Venue that can be visited, it must be highlighted the square Renaissance cloister, the Refectory, decorated with tiled bases with a bench made of the same material, and the surroundings of the Tower of Don Fadrique, build in the style of Italian medieval towers and used by Prince Frederick as a place of leisure among the gardens.

After the remodelling works of the building, it was converted into a very interesting cultural centre: the Santa Clara Venue.

The Santa Clara Venue hosts cultural events within its walls that focus on the conservation and protection of heritage, as well as its interpretation and dissemination: music, literature, painting, photography... Santa Clara is identified as a place of study and exhibition of the cultural identity of Seville, becoming a reference in cultural spaces at national and international level by combining study, research, conservation and dissemination.

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