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Convent of the Bien Parada

The visitor who comes to Abadía will be impressed by the austerity of this convent and the simplicity of its construction.

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Abadía , Cáceres (Extremadura)

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  • The visitor who comes to Abadía will be impressed by the austerity of this convent and the simplicity of its construction.

    The remains of the Convent of the Bien Parada in Abadía, Cáceres, are typical of the convent architecture of the 16th century. One of the first documents in which it appears is the petition to and subsequent authorisation by the Duke of Béjar, don Juan Manuel II.

    The name of this Franciscan monastic complex stems from the abbey of Cistercian monks, as you will see, very little remains, its austerity and architectural simplicity must have been impressive, as illustrated by the church within the complex. It was a two storey building, the most important elements being the convent's cloister and lands, including the two hectares of vegetable gardens.

  • Origin:
  • 16th century
  • Construction:
  • Convent
  • Art period:
  • Gothic
  • Period in history:
  • 16th century

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