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Convento Santa Catalina de Siena

Convento de Santa Catalina de Siena
  • Alhambra Route - Nighttime
  • Alhambra Route - Daytime

Convento de Santa Catalina de Siena was founded in 1520 by the widow of the secretary of the Catholic Monarchs, Don Hernando de Zafra. Inside is a small Moorish house from the XIV Century, featuring a courtyard with Nasrid motifs and the cistern in the centre. The Renaissance-style doorway with its sculpture of the saint and family coat of arms is of great interest. The nuns prepare sweets and pastries which are possible to buy.