Santa Clara Convent

Zafra, Spain

The convent of Santa Clara in Zafra is the site of the museum of the same name, dedicated to the history of the city and to the nuns of the order of the Poor Clares who have inhabited it since its foundation.

The convent was founded in 1423 by the first Lord of Feria, Gómez Suárez de Figueroa, who is buried here in a Gothic alabaster tomb. The buildings and constructions on the site form a chronological arc ranging from the 15th through to the 18th century.The church has a rectangular floor plan, a nave with a barrel vault and a square sanctuary (17th century). There is a main chapel, a sacristy, the nuns' choir stalls, the funerary chapel of the Dukes of Feria and two porticoes, one in the classical style (17th century) and the other Mudéjar (16th century). Other elements of the site are the cloister, with pointed semicircular arches, and various other rooms.

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Calle Sevilla 30, Zafra, Spain
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Founded: 1423
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Ludo Van Raemdonck (14 months ago)
Nice little museum about the Santa Clara monastry. Hidden away in a corner at the right hand side of the entrance is a little shop of the nuns, where the sell mostly pastries. Entrance is free.
Rethna Cancionlejana (15 months ago)
It is a beautiful and interesting museum to see, it also includes the entrance to the church. It is free to access (although donations are welcome) and the girl who works at the counter is a charm.
Toby Keen (2 years ago)
Excellent museum in Zafra, donation entry
Alejo J Nevado (4 years ago)
Very nice convent. The informative panels are clearly biased in favour of the aristocratic family that founded the convent. You can however get an idea of the history of the order and the family by re-interpreting and adding a bit of objective sense to all the heavenly praises dedicated to the aristocratic house and the order.
Phil and Chari Otis (5 years ago)
Amazing
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