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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, Spain

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe is a World Heritage Site in the Province of Cáceres in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, in Spain.

Also called Real Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, it is the most important monastery in Spain for more than four centuries. It was established in the late 13th century, following the discovery of a statue of the Madonna by the banks of the Guadalupe River by a shepherd. The statue is enshrined in the chapel of the monastery.


Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, Spain
Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, Spain
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The monastery received royal backing after King Alfonso XI won the Battle of Rio Salado, which he ascribed to the Madonna's intercession. This led to an extensive rebuilding program. The Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe remains the most important cloister in Spain until the secularization of monasteries in 1835.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 17th session of the World Heritage Committee in Cartagena, Colombia, on 6 - 11 December, 1993.

Location: N39 27 10.26 W5 19 39 in the Province of Cáceres, in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura.
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Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: IV, VI
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