Santa Maria de las Cuevas Monastery (La Cartuja), Seville

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The Monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas, also known as the Monastery of the Cartuja , is a religious building on the Isla de La Cartuja in Seville, southern Spain. The Andalusian Contemporary Art Center is now located on this site.HistoryMonasteryLegend holds that the area, in Moorish times, was honeycombed with caves made by potters for ovens and to obtain clay, and that after the capture of the city by Christians in the thirteenth century, an image of the virgin was revealed inside one of the caves, where supposedly it had been hidden. It prompted the construction of a chapel of Santa María de las Cuevas to house the venerated icon. In the 15th century, the archbishop of Seville, aided by the noble family of Medina, helped found a Franciscan monastery at the site. Later constructions were patronized by don Perafán de Ribera (who built the Casa de Pilatos). In the 15th century, monks of the cloistered order of Saint Bruno were housed in the monastery.Christopher Columbus' remains were first interred at Valladolid, then at the Monastery of the Cartuja by the will of his son Diego. In 1542 the remains were transferred to Colonial Santo Domingo.During the Napoleonic invasion, the monastery was sacked and used as barracks. After returning in 1812, the monastery was finally vacated with the general closure of monasteries in 1835–36 (Desamortización de Mendizábal).
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  • It is nowhere in the Centre of Seville, is a beautiful but not mandatory if you tour a couple of days.
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  • During a visit to Seville, is almost fatal a passage to the island of Cartuja and the Snagov monastery. The peculiarity of the latter lies in the different architectural styles: Renaissance, Baroque elements beyond the inevitable muidejar. When, in about half of the 800, the monastery became a pottery factory, began to lose its religious building to move closer to a settlement. Nice outside, cheap indoor exposure. Overall more two and a half shot of three.
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  • This area of Seville, located on the island of La Cartuja, represents the history and transformation of the Andalusian capital: from the Christian monastery at the industrial function up to the cultural role. From religious building la Cartuja turned into a ceramic porcelain factory as evidenced by the presence of furnaces and chimneys. The monastery currently houses the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo where you can see modern works.
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  • On the island is preserved the old porcelain factory in the Pickman today Museum and Centre for contemporary art
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