Convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyes, Toledo

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Side view of the convent (right)

The Convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyes is a convent located in the city of Toledo, in Castile-La Mancha, Spain. The current convent, founded in 1477 by doña María Suárez de Toledo, known as "Sor María la Pobre", has its origins in two different palaces, both Mudéjar from the 14th century and the church of San Antolín.

It is accessed the convent church, rebuilt during the reign of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, through a portal from the time of the Catholic Monarchs (1500). It is in Gothic style and is covered with wood coffered ceiling.[1]

The main altarpiece is dated in 1572, is Plateresque style and presents beautiful high reliefs and a large number of sizes. At the foot was built the choir of the nuns with a beautiful azulejos plinth, a Plateresque reredos and an ashlar, all of the 16th century.[2]

Part of the building is a museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ toledo-turismo.com. "De palacio mudéjar a templo gótico".
  2. ^ turismocastillalamancha.es. "Convent of Santa Isabel de los Reyes".

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