Monasterio de Sant Jeroni de Cotalba, Alfauir

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El Monasterio de Sant Jeroni de Cotalba es uno de los monasterios mas notables y mejor conservados de la Comunidad Valenciana. Fundado en 1388, de estilo gótico y mudéjar, se encuentra situado en Alfauir (Valencia), a solo 8 km. de Gandia. ¡Visitalo!.

VAL: El Monasteri de Sant Jeroni de Cotalba es u dels més notables i millor conservats de la Comunitat Valenciana. Fundat en 1388, d'estil gòtic-mudéjar, es troba situat en Alfauir (Valencia), a només 8 km. de Gandia. Visita-ho!.

EN: The Monastery of San Jeronimo de Cotalba is a monastic building of gothic and mudejar styles, constructed between the 14th and 16th centuries, located in the municipal area of Alfauir, (Valencia-Spain), 8 kilometres out of Gandia.



It is one of the most notable monastic constructions of the Valencian Community. Originally commissioned by the Royal Duke of Gandia Alfonso de Aragón y Foix in 1388. In 16th century, the monastery will have the protection of the Borgia family. Visit the Monastery!.
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  • Doesn't like on the outside, but has a few blocks on the ground floor impressive cloisters, I think only in Spain. In the upper, stone cloisters, made for 4 centuries. The story begins in Jávea, where monks have fled inland by the attacks of Berber, and looking for land in the interior... Linked to the history of Gandía and Denia, it is worth visiting it. Oh, there are also concerts, weddings,... Very nice
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  • When Alfonso the elder was count of Denia, there was a monastery of the Hieronymites in San Antonio after suffering the attacks of the Muslim pirates frequently. For this reason, and at the request of the friars, a land far from the sea were granted and help them raise a new convent in what today municipality of Alfauir, just 8 kilometres from Gandia. We refer to the Royal Monastery of SAN JERÓNIMO DE COTALBA, a convent building founded in 1388 and built between the 14th and 18th centuries. It is one of the most notable monastic buildings of Valencia, which is accentuated by the great stylistic diversity of a whole that, booting a primitive medieval Gothic structure and encompasses five distinct styles: mudejar, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical. His name is attached to the three Valencian artists. Pere March, father of the famous poet Valencian Ausiàs March, because he was in charge of organizing and devise the building of the monastery. Joanot Martorell (author of the very famous novel of chivalry Tirant lo Blanc) because it was one of the illustrious guests. And special mention the figure of Fray Nicolas Borras (born in Concentaina), entered as a monk in this monastery, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious Valencian painters of his time, being disciple and follower of Juan de Juanes. The only work by Nicolas Borras which still preserved in the monastery is "The Sacrament", a grisaille made to the temple, which is located in the old refectory of the monastery, and that is a very special experience. A supper full of mysteries and contradictions to the standards of the existing Council, a very special work, which welcomes and overwhelms. Due to numerous concessions made by the painter to the monastery, the community agreed to celebrate fifty masses every year by the soul of Fray Nicolas Borras and included it in the list of benefactors of the monastery. From the architectural point of view, above the torre del homenaje, his Church, his refectory, or his Hall of arms, stands out the lower cloister, one of the most remarkable examples of the gotico-mudejar in the Valencian Community (where preached San Vicente Ferrer) and the angle closest to the church retains a singular helical staircase of flamboyant Gothic style of particular value. In this monastery of San Jerónimo de Cotalba keeps a secret that if it had been well known by Dan Brown could have written prequel to "The da Vinci Code". For us it was a surprise everything seen and lived. I advise a visit to this monastery and this painting and extasiar with the dinner Santa de Cotalba.
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  • Ancient monastery of the order of the Jeronimos, with a variety of styles (Gothic, mudejar, Renaissance) in period of restoration, but is a must-see if you are in the area.
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  • To visit, you will love this sumptuous monastery. Do not hesitate to make the detour. A royal past the owner do continue. Excellent guide. Concerts - dinner in the summer. Unforgettable moments.
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  • By the end of 2016 found the crypt of the family March: Pere March, Elizabeth Martorell, Joanna Escorna, etc.
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  • I was last year and it is a beautiful place, the Guide explained the history of the convent in a very entertaining way, the concert was very well and dinner at the gardens is something that should not be missed, has a very special charm. The truth is that it is all organised brilliantly and well worth going, a wonderful alternative to everyday playa-paseo. This year we repeat.
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  • Magic place, with wonderful concert and dinner in an exquisite garden! Highly recommended!
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  • This place is magical. Full of history and artistic wealth. Great place to visit and immerse in history! Ask for Graciela Catalan as a guide. She is really good, both in English and Spanish. Graciela Català is one excellent guide in Spanish and English. He guided a group of my students.
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