The church of this monastery is already the seventeenth century and has a magnificent facade-altarpiece.

The monastery suffered damage during the Napoleonic invasion, when he became artillery barracks. After it was bought by an owner who wanted to demolish in 1843; in the end the government came to the rescue of the building.

After the seizure passed the State, since 1859, he used it as a prison. In 1966 storage becomes the City and County. The former monastery is home to the Library of Valencia since 2000.

The monastery has two cloisters and a church. The south cloister (pictured) of escuraliense inspiration, ends in 1607.

The north cloister was begun to raise on one older in 1756, his works being interrupted from 1802. Later, for use as a prison, walls and vaults were demolished cells; instead two pavilions were built.

The south cloister (pictured) and the church, built in 1623-1644, are the most valuable architectural pieces.

To see the monastery there are two guided tours for small groups and individual visits. They can be performed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, at 12. and at 13h.

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