Santa Inés del Valle Monastery

Écija, Spain

Real Monasterio de Santa Inés del Valle (Royal Monastery of Saint Agnes of the Valley) is located in Écija. The convent is served by Poor Clares. Founded in the late 15th century, its church is designed in Baroque style and dates to the early 17th century.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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yolanda dugo (5 years ago)
Maravilloso lugar donde los haya, además de ver la historia de los conventos y sus Iglesias, normalmente barricas aquí en Écija, el interior es muy acogedor, es una capilla chiquita y recogida que destaca por su ornamentación, es digna de ver además de visitar una de las Iglesias, bueno capilla de un convento que tiene arraigada la historia de Écija. Excelente lugar para visitar.
Direccion Mayor La Luz (5 years ago)
Es una comunidad muy acogedora y generosa. Nos han hecho sentir en casa
Rafael Carmona Lopez (6 years ago)
Muy bonito
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