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20 Baroque Valencia

Monastery of San Miguel
de los Reyes

Monasterio de San Miguel de los Reyes. (Monastery of
San Miguel de los Reyes). This was a foundation set up
by the Duke of Calabria, Don Fernando of Aragon in 1546,
with the inheritance he received from his second wife,
Germana de Foix. It was dedicated to the Jerome religious
order. At first, the plans of Alonso de Covarrubias (King
Carlos I’s royal architect) were held up due to certain
historical circumstances. The death of the Duke meant that
work could not continue until 20 years later, during the
peak of the baroque.
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