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Capuchin Tertiary Convent

  • Address
    Plaza Constitución, 11, 46130 Massamagrell, Valencia, Spain
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Monday to Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. Sundays: from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eucharistic celebration at 11:00 am. Scheduled visits, please call +34603361682 – +34683313355
  • What to see
    Neo-gothic church


Massamagrell, located in a beautiful space in the Valencian garden, is deeply linked to the life and work of Father Luis Amigo, Capuchin, founder and bishop. He was born here in 1854 and his tomb has been here since 1934, the year of his death in Godella.

In July 1885, during the cholera epidemic in Valencia, at the request of the Mayor and City Council, Fray Luis de Massamagrell presented the first Sisters of the Congregation of Capuchin Tertiaries of the Holy Family, recently founded by Him in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montiel (Benaguacil), to care for those sick with cholera and, at the end of the pandemic, “moved by compassion”, counting on the availability of the nuns and the tireless collaboration of the lay people of the town, opened an Asylum to welcome to orphaned children, who lost their parents due to this pandemic.

That first “Asylum of the Immaculate Conception and Saint Francis of Assisi” is today a large enclosure in which there is a simple neo-Gothic church dedicated to the Holy Family, the tombs of the Blessed Luis Amigó y Ferrer and Blessed Francisca Javier de Rafelbuñol, martyr of the civil war, and the Father Luis Museum.

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