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Ancient pilgrim’s hospital

The old pilgrims’ hospital of Puente del Arzobispo, now converted into a home for the elderly, was built to serve the large influx of pilgrims on their way to Guadalupe. This medieval hospital, designed to provide shelter for poor travelers, women and foundlings, separated by gender, was financed mainly by rents granted by Archbishop Tenorio, such as those of the Dehesa del Carrizal, flour mills and tithes of the Pontazgo. Throughout the centuries, private donations increased its resources, allowing it to provide medical assistance and supplies to the sick in the 18th century. The Mudejar-style building, with its striking grilles, preserves a square patio with a double gallery and a passageway that communicated directly with the church, and its inn housed travelers without illnesses.



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    Pl. España, 1, El Puente del Arzobispo, Toledo
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