San Francisco Church and Convent

Religious heritage

San Francisco Church and Convent

Declared of Cultural Interest (BIC)

The foundation of the Convent of San Francisco was the initiative of D. Diego de Toledo, son of the Duke of Alba D. Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo, and nephew of King Ferdinand the Catholic, and whose coat of arms is on the top of the main altar. The reason was the confirmation of the possession of the Priory of León of the Order of St. John. In gratitude, he donated some houses and an orchard, on the outskirts of the town, for the establishment of a convent and church dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. This patronage appears in the Latin text engraved on the lintel of the entrance door to the church in Latin, which transcribed reads as follows: “The church is a place of worship for the people of the city.Work dedicated to San Francisco. This is the House of the Lord, firmly built by mandate of the Illustrious Lord D. Diego de Toledo, Prior of Castile, being Pope Clement VII and Charles V Prince of Spain. Year of 1532, March 2″..

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