Fodor's Expert Review Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes

Toledo Fodor's Choice

This convent church in western Toledo was erected by Ferdinand and Isabella to commemorate their victory at the Battle of Toro in 1476. (It was also intended to be their burial place, but their wish changed after Granada was recaptured from the Moors in 1492, and their actual tomb is in that city's Capilla Real.) The breathtakingly intricate building is largely the work of architect Juan Guas, who considered it his masterpiece and asked to be buried there himself. In true plateresque fashion, the white interior is covered with inscriptions and heraldic motifs.

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Calle San Juan de los Reyes 2
Toledo, Castille-La Mancha  45002, Spain


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