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Monastery El Puig of Saint Mary

  • Address
    Carrer lo Rat Penat, 1A, 46540 El Puig de Santa Maria, Valencia (Spain)
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  • Visiting Hours
    From Tuesday to Saturday at 10h, 11h, 12h, 16h and 17h. Sundays and public holidays at 12h noon.
  • What to see
    Cloister and room of Jaime I, Gothic-style church

Monastery from the 14th and 16th centuries, built in the place where James I fought the battle of El Puig against the Muslims in 1237, decisive for the conquest of Valencia. In this place, as a premonitory sign, Saint Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarians, found an image of the Virgin under a bell.

The Royal Monastery contains a Renaissance cloister that houses works of pictorial art from the 17th to the 20th century. The military courtyard is reminiscent of the style of the El Escorial Monastery, and the Gothic Hall and the 16th-century Refectory are also worth a visit. The complex also houses the museum where the sword of Jaime I is kept. The church, in Gothic and Baroque style, houses the original image of the Virgin miraculously found, which dates back to the 7th century.


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