The Museo Convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyes of Toledo!!

Once again clearing my vaults of pictures found some not shown yet in my blog as far as I can see. This is a pity as these are marvels in architecture and history of the world culture city of Toledo.  Therefore, time to make up and here is my take on the wonderful Museo Convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyes of Toledo!!

The nice  Museo Convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyes, at Calle Cristo de la Parra, s/n is a convent where nuns sells the sweets of the area is quite nice and very inviting indeed.


The Museo Convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyes ,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 14C and the Church of San Antolin. It is accessed by the convent church, rebuilt during the reign of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, through a portal from the time of the Catholic Monarchs by 1500. It is in Gothic style and is covered with wood-coffered ceiling,

The main altarpiece is dated in 1572, is Plateresque style and high reliefs. The choir of the nuns with a azulejo plinth, a Plateresque reredos and an ashlar, all of the 16C, were all built at the base, The interior is Gothic in style, the only nave being covered with a wooden coffered ceiling in Mudejar style. In the nave of the Epistle there is a sensational altarpiece. At the foot of the church, the nuns’ choir was also built in the 16C, highlighting its attractive tile plinth , the plateresque altarpiece and the stalls. In the chapels we find interesting artistic samples, standing out the one built by Diego Velasco de Ávila, the Younger, in 1571 for the Cernúsculo family, and the tomb of Doña Inés de Ayala, dated in the 15C and executed in black and white marble. . In one of the rooms of the convent, the Catholic Queen Isabel I, gave birth to her daughter Isabella, the future queen of Portugal. They Convent is given the invocation of Santa Isabel in honor of Santa Isabel of Hungary at the express wish of the Catholic Monarchs, who would be patrons of the house. For this reason they would become known as Santa Isabel de los Reyes. The closure area has four patios, the Naranjos, the Laureles, the Infirmary and the Demandadera. After the reforms carried out in 2006, it was opened to the public, converting part of the complex into a museum.

The Cultural Herigage of Castilla La Mancha on the Convent :

The Castilla La Mancha regional tourist office on the Convent

The Toledo tourist office locations

There you go folks, now I feel better telling you more of this wonderful building in beautiful Toledo, the Museo Convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyes can be visited as well. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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