The Convento de Santo Domingo el Real is situated within the area commonly known as "los cobertizos". The regal title was conferred by the Spanish monarch Pedro I in recognition of the convent accepting his illegitimate daughter, Doña María de Castilla. It was built in the 14th century for nuns of the Dominican order. The main entrance is in Doric style with three doorways and dates from the 16th century. The royal coat of arms showing the golden fleece is displayed over the largest doorway. The church features nummerous domes, splendid choir stalls and houses some splendid altars and other works of art. It is not open to the public. Mass is held in the church at noon on Sundays.
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