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Cuenca


Convent of the Carmelitas Descalzas Nuns


Contact details

Ronda de Julián Romero 18
16001  Cuenca  (Castile-La Mancha)
www.turismocastillalamancha.com
Tel.:+34 969220925
Fax.:+34 969220739

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-La Mancha

Province/Island:
Cuenca

Cuenca

Reservations


Description

The current site of the Menéndez Pelayo International University was a building that the Carmelite order of nuns bought in 1622 from Fernando Ruíz de Alarcón for a total of nine-hundred and seventy thousand Maravedis (Spanish currency of the time). It lies on the highest part of the city, on the River Huécar valley, within an area that has been declared a World heritage site by UNESCO. It was rebuilt on two occasions in the 17th century: in 1624, the stonework maestro Juan de Celaya made the modifications while in 1651 the carpenter Pedro García and the builder Antonio Velasco were entrusted with making the changes.

Construction:
Convent

Artistic period:
Baroque

Historic period:
17th century, 16th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Monday to Sunday
From 11:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 20:00


Closing days: Tuesday


Prices

Admission free

Services

Library
Courses / Workshops
Education and cultural activities

Map


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