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Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo

Founded by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to commemorate their triumph over the Portuguese at Toro in 1476, the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes was started in 1477 according to the plans of architect Juan Guas.

The church was finished, together with the splendid cloisters, in 1504, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, and used from the beginning by Franciscan friars.

An example of Gothic-Spanish-Flemish style, San Juan de los Reyes was restored after the damage caused during Napoleon's invasion and after its abandonment in 1835; since 1954 it has been entrusted again to the Franciscans.

Quick Facts on Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes

Site Information
Names:Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes
City:Toledo
Country:Spain
Categories:Monasteries; Churches
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Toledo, Spain
Coordinates:39.857994° N, 4.031880° W  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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References

  1. Personal visit (April 11, 2007).
  2. Frommer's Spain
  3. Spain.info

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Title:Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/26/2009
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