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Royal Monastery of Guadalupe

The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Spain was built on the site where a statue of the Virgin Mary was found on the banks of the Guadalupe River. The statue was named 'Our Lady of Guadalupe' and is enshrined in the chapel of the monastery. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe was built between the 14th and 18th centuries and is a masterpiece of the Gothic, the Renaissance, the Mudéjar, the Baroque and Neoclassical styles. It was the most important monastery in Spain for more than 4 centuries. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe symbolizes two events in history: The end of the Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 and the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe is located in the province of Cáceres. The monastery never lost its importance, it is an important Christian pilgrimage destination in Spain since the 14th century, Santiago de Compostela is the most important Christian pilgrimage destination in Spain. Guadalupe is situated in the foothills of the Sierra de Altamira. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.

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Royal Monastery of Guadalupe - The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe is a masterpiece of the Gothic, Renaissance, Mudéjar, Baroque and Neoclassical styles....

The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe is a masterpiece of the Gothic, Renaissance, Mudéjar, Baroque and Neoclassical styles. The Monastery of Guadalupe was built between the 14th and 18th centuries. The Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe houses the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a symbol of the Christianization of the New World. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe the gained status as UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.

  1. Royal Monastery of Guadalupe - The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe is a masterpiece of the Gothic, Renaissance, Mudéjar, Baroque and Neoclassical styles....

    The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe is a masterpiece of the Gothic, Renaissance, Mudéjar, Baroque and Neoclassical styles. The Monastery of Guadalupe was built between the 14th and 18th centuries. The Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe houses the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a symbol of the Christianization of the New World. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe the gained status as UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.

  2. Royal Monastery of Guadalupe - The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe is situated in Guadalupe, a historic village in the foothills of the Sierra de Altamira,...

    The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe is situated in Guadalupe, a historic village in the foothills of the Sierra de Altamira, Spain. The monastery symbolizes two major events in the history of Spain: The end of the Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 and the arrival of the explorer and seafarer Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.

  3. Royal Monastery of Guadalupe - The courtyard and Mudéjar cloister of the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe...

    The courtyard and Mudéjar cloister of the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe was built on the site where a statue of the Virgin Mary was found on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Spain. The statue was named Our Lady of Guadalupe and is enshrined in a chapel of the monastery, the Camarín de la Virgen, the small chapel also houses the numerous expensive dresses of the statue.

  4. Royal Monastery of Guadalupe - The statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is enshrined in the Camarín de la Virgen, the chapel above the High Altar in the church of the...

    The statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is enshrined in the Camarín de la Virgen, the chapel above the High Altar in the church of the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe. A monk guide visitors to the Camarín de la Virgen, the Chamber of the Virgin, with the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, here visitors can also admire her numerous lavishly embroidered robes. The statue Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the three Black Madonnas of Spain.

  5. Royal Monastery of Guadalupe - The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe was the most important monastery in Spain for more than four centuries. The monastery...

    The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe was the most important monastery in Spain for more than four centuries. The monastery consists of four parts, the basilica, the auditorium building, the Mudéjar cloister and the gothic cloister. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe has eight towers, the most important are the Santa Ana Tower and Portería Tower.

  6. Royal Monastery of Guadalupe - Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe: The Fountain House in the courtyard was built in the Plateresque style. After...

    Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe: The Fountain House in the courtyard was built in the Plateresque style. After discovering the Americas in 1492, the famous explorer Christopher Columbus made a pilgrimage to the Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe to give thanks for a safe voyage. The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe never lost its importance and is one of the most important Christian pilgrimage sites in Spain since the 14th century.