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Royal Incarnation Monastery

Calle de las Monjas
30170 -Mula-

Spanish name: Real Monasterio de la Encarnación

Real Monasterio de la Encarnación
This 17th century monastery, located on the higher grounds of the municipality, replaced the old 16th century Olmos chapel, from which only the belfry tower stands. The new monastery is a combination of styles, including the Murcian Baroque and the Renaissance lines of the tower.
 
It is easy to distinguish the monastery from the church. The monastery has its access in a patio leading to the cloister where the rooms, medical facilities, spiritual retreats, etc., were located. As for the church, its access was in the highest area of this architectural complex, through a gate with Ionic pillars supporting an image of Our Lady of Incarnation.
 
Architectonically speaking, the building has a structural floor of Latin cross with three wards, the main one covered by a pointy barrel vault and the side ones covered by groined vaults. The ward cross has an octagonal dome with a skylight, whereas the presbytery has a shrine. Construction works were completed in the year 1737.

 

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Real Monasterio de la Encarnación
Real Monasterio de la Encarnación
Real Monasterio de la Encarnación
Real Monasterio de la Encarnación
Real Monasterio de la Encarnación
Real Monasterio de la Encarnación
Real Monasterio de la Encarnación
Real Monasterio de la Encarnación

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