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Real Colegio del Corpus Christi o Iglesia del Patriarca, Valencia

Real Colegio del Corpus Christi o Iglesia del Patriarca - Valencia, Spain
Real Colegio del Corpus Christi o Iglesia del Patriarca
3 Calle de la Nave, Valencia, Spain 46003Map
Neighborhood: Old Quarter
Overview

This school and seminary was founded in 1583 by San Juan de Ribera. It is an important building architecturally for reflecting the importance the Italian Renaissance had in Spain. The structure takes up an entire city block, deliberately built in front of the original university building so that the students and seminarists could easily attend relevant classes. The main entrance on Nave street shows a mix of architectural styles, and the main double vestibule or hall separates the church from the "Capilla de la Inmaculada" chapel, both of which are worthy of a visit. But perhaps this seminary's most important feature architecturally is the cloistered patio, considered one of the most beautiful within the Spanish Renaissance. The building also houses the Patriarca museum where you can contemplate a selection of paintings by Archbishop Riberas as well as many other artists. All of these works are respresentative of the painting done in the 16th and 17th centuries. Here you'll find works by Juan de Juanes, el Greco, Novaro and Baglione, among others.

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Real Colegio del Corpus Christi o Iglesia del Patriarca General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: <b>Bus:</b> 4, 27
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