San Juan Monastery

Burgos, Spain

Monasterio de San Juan was founded in 1091, when the kings Alfonso VI and Constance of Burgundy donated a small land to monk Lesmes, who came from the Chaise-Dieu abbey. In 1537 a fire destroyed practically the whole monastery. The reconstruction lasted until the confiscation. During the first half of the 19th century, several confiscations destroyed the heritage of the monastery and the hospital of San Juan. The monks were expelled from the monastery. The buildings were used as a prison.

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Founded: 1091
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Mónica Salgado (3 years ago)
Mais uma construção muito antiga, bonita e com fachada bem conservada
Fernando Escobedo Cardeñoso (3 years ago)
Este convento carmelita fue el último que inauguró en su vida Santa Teresa de Ávila en 1582.
Nur (4 years ago)
Horario de culto: Laborables: 8,30h Festivos: 10h Este convento fue fundado por Santa Teresa de Jesús en 1582, siendo esta la última de sus fundaciones. La iglesia actual fue comenzada probablemente en 1588​ y finalizada en 1597. Es un templo de una sola nave con tres tramos de bóvedas de crucería; carece de crucero y el testero es plano, con una pequeña bóveda casetonada. La espadaña fue añadida, probablemente, en el siglo XVII. (Wikipedia).
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