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San Marcos convent

  • Façade of the convent of San Marcos, today a Parador hotel © Turespaña

    Façade of the convent of San Marcos, today a Parador hotel © Turespaña

  

Category

Convent

Date

Siglos XVI - XVIII 16th-18th centuries

Style

Plateresque
Plaza San Marcos s/n
24002 León
León, Castile-Leon
León

Telephone+34 987237300

Fax+34 987233458

E-mailleon@parador.es

Websitehttp://www.parador.es

A convent-hospital for pilgrims.

It is a Parador hotel today. It also serves as a venue for some of the city's social events.

Having been used as a hospital to attend to pilgrims on the Way of Saint James, explains to some extent why some of the statues on the Plateresque-style façade of San Marcos convent, along with some medallions, depict Jacobean themes. A large part of these statues honour the universal monarchy of Charles I. The convent church has a Latin cross ground plan. Designed by Juan de Badajoz el Mozo, the sacristy boasts 3 stellar vaults. Moreover, he is the author of the medallions that decorate the Renaissance and Baroque cloister, also home to the floral decoration of Juan de Juni.

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