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Patio del Vergel, Royal Convent of Santa Clara, Tordesillas

 
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Tordesillas
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1360 17th century
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca

Description

The Convent of Santa Clara was installed in the palace built at the initiative of Alphonse XI (1311–1350) and Pedro I (1334–1369). The buildings around the Claustro del Vergel date to the time of Pedro I. According to Bujarrabal and Sancho, the old courtyard, which was completely rebuilt in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, had arches on all four sides, probably made of brick. The Claustro del Vergel was excavated between 1988 and 1990, revealing a square structure that leaned out toward the gardens. This was interpreted as the foundations of a pavilion, similar to that in the Court of the Lions at the Alhambra, but it was probably a pool. It is not clear whether the garden was divided into two or four flowerbeds.

 


Juan Carlos Ruiz Souza, “Santa Clara de Tordesillas,” 85152.


 

Sources

  • Court Chronicle, 17th century
  • Archaeological Analysis, 20th century
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Tordesillas
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1360 17th century
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca