Convento de San Clemente, Toledo

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Portal of the convent

The Convento de San Clemente is a Renaissance convent located in the city of Toledo, in Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It was founded in the 13th century during the reign of Alfonso X of Castile the Wise.[1] Inside the building there are a Roman cistern, Mudéjar architecture, remains of the Palacio de los Cervatos and many decorative elements.[2] It was rebuilt by Alonso de Covarrubias, and a cloister by José Ortega.

It is a large building that contains a basements, a refectory, two cloisters, a chapter house, a church, a hallway, the nuns' choir, the portals, cisterns and other dependences.[3]

It currently houses a museum dedicated to the marzipan that, according to a historic study and tradition, originated in this convent.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juan Tejuela Juez (2006). Trabaje realizada per la Biblieteca Digital de la - DSpace CEU (PDF). Cistercium: monastic magazine. p. 1. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ Juan Tejuela Juez (2006). El Monasterio de San Clemente el Real (Toledo) : su historia, arte y arquitectura. Cistercium: monastic magazine. p. 1. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ Juan Tejuela Juez (2006). El Monasterio de San Clemente el Real (Toledo) : su historia, arte y arquitectura. Cistercium: monastic magazine. p. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ J. Carlos Vizuete Mendoza (2009). Buscando La Cuna Del Mazapan Toledano [Looking for the cradle of Toledan marzipan]. 

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Coordinates: 39°51′29″N 4°01′42″W / 39.8581°N 4.0284°W / 39.8581; -4.0284