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Nuestra Señora Limpia Concepción Convent

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It appears that construction of this Convent started in 1618, and took about five years to complete. It was financed by its founders, Jerónimo de Valencia, his wife María de Liñán Cervantes and their daughter, who became a nun of this Order. It is also suggested that Catalina Ortiz, who also became a member of this Order, contributed economically to its construction.

The Convent has a 17th-century temple with a basilica floor plan with a single nave, a wooden roof and a dome on pendentives in the presbytery. At the end of the Epistle wall stands an elegant two-floor brick bell gable. The Convent is home to remarkable paintings from different periods and gold artefacts. It is occupied by a small community of elderly Mercedarian nuns who continue to lead a conventual life.

Opening times

Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:30 and 17:30 to 20:00. Saturdays 10:30 to 13:30

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