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Church and Convent of San Pablo

In 1324, Infante Don Juan Manuel erected the contemporary Gothic-Mudejar convent, where he was subsequently buried, in what was once a fortress built by Alfonso X, the Wise. This emblematic monument was declared a Heritage of Cultural Interest in 1931 and can currently be visited on a free or guided tour.

This Heritage of Cultural Interest boasts a façade with exuberant brick arches, made in the Gothic-Mudejar style, which contrast radically with the luxurious decoration of the funerary chapel of the Manuel family, which was built two centuries later in the Plateresque style.

The chapel’s centrepiece is a window with Gothic tracery framed by two pilasters and an arch. Two coats of arms representing the chapel owners flank the window. One rests above a semicircular tower, which corresponds inside with a spiral staircase without a centre post. This staircase leads up to a balcony.

Don Juan Manuel de Villena’s funerary chapel, built in a Plateresque style with Gothic reminiscences, is a stunning example of Spanish Renaissance art. It was built in very white limestone, worked meticulously and has been preserved in a very good state. It is one of Peñafiel’s star attractions for lovers of cultural tourism.

Free tour. Includes a visit to the Church and the funerary chapel, but does NOT include the cloister
Iglesia Convento de San Pablo
Calle del Palacio s/n
47300 Peñafiel (Valladolid)

Guided tour: Book at the Peñafiel Tourism Office. This visit includes the Church and the Convent of San Pablo alongside the cloister and Plaza del Coso. Tickets: €2 per person. Groups only.

Contact info:

Plaza del Coso, 31-32.
47300 Peñafiel (Valladolid)
info@turismopenafiel.com
+(34) 983 881526

Contact hours:

Wednesday to Sunday, from 1 October to 31 March: from 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 19:00h
From April 1 to September 30: from 10:30 to 14:30 and from 17:00 to 20:30h
Monday and Tuesday only just call.

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