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St Clare’s Convent

The Convent of Santa Clara de Manresa, located in the upper part of the Escodines district, is a religious architectural complex with a rich history dating back to the 13th century. Initially founded by Poor Clare nuns, this convent has undergone several transformations over the centuries, including the arrival of Dominican nuns in the 17th century. The presence of St. Ignatius of Loyola in the vicinity of the convent is a highlight of its history, as it is said that he used to sit at the entrance to listen to the daily chanting of the nuns. In addition, the convent’s proximity to the Séquia de Manresa, an important water canal at the time, demonstrates its historical relevance and its connection to the daily life of the city at the time.

The historical and architectural legacy of the Convent of Santa Clara de Manresa is remarkable, with late Romanesque and Gothic elements in its original structure, complemented by later renovations in the 17th and early 20th centuries, including a new extension designed by the architect Alexandre Soler i March in the modernist style. In addition to its historical and architectural importance, the convent is still inhabited by a community of Dominican nuns today, underscoring its continuing relevance in the religious and cultural life of Manresa.


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      C. Nou de Santa Clara, 62, Manresa, Barcelona
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