69th WDA / 14th EWDA - Joint Virtual Conference - Cuenca, Spain August 31 - September 2

A walk through history at the Monastery of Uclés


This 16th-century architectural gem, declared as National Monument, is a majestic castle-convent located in the upper part of a hillside bathed by the Bedija river. The monastery became headquarter for the Order of Santiago, to which illustrious Spanish artists like Velázquez and Quevedo belonged. Inside its walls three different architectural styles coexist in a convent built over a gotic church that, in turn, had under its foundations an old Celtiberian castrum of the Visigothic period. The large amount of artistic treasures contained in the Monastery of Uclés gives an idea of the cultural richness of this Renaissance building. Enjoy this historical interactive visit to a wonderful place with an undoubted great past.