This old Dominican convent is found on a centric square at the top of the most important commercial street in Valencia, Colón. The building dates back to the time of Jaime I and the conquest of the city that was in Moorish hands at the time. Some of the noteworthy features of the building include the Gothic cloister from the 14th century, the Capilla de los Reyes — Kings' chapel, built in the 15th century and the Renaissance cloister dating from the 16th century. This former religious building has been given a completely different role from that of prayer: it is the headquarters for the military's offices here in Valencia.
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious