A place with centuries of history

Head of the
Order of Santiago

Head of the
Order of Santiago

More than two centuries
of construction

More than two
centuries of construction

An eventful journey
to the present

An eventful journey
to the present

The proud
Knights of the
Order of Santiago.

The proud Knights of the
Order of St. James

We look forward to your visit

* From 22 Dec to 7 Jan, the usual visit to the Monastery will be interrupted, in order to accommodate on these dates
the live Augmented Christmas show, which also takes place in its most outstanding rooms.
Muslim past of Uclés, towers of El Pontido and La Plata, wall up to the Albarrana or Homage tower.
Monastery, Caput Ordinis of the Order of Santiago, built between 1529 and 1735.
Main façade attributed to Pedro de Ribera, disciple of Churriguera, real altarpiece made of stone, dating from 1735.
The square courtyard with a two-story cloister and thirty-six arches with suggestive keystones, all different, was built in the Baroque period.
Superb baroque water cistern located in the middle of the courtyard to collect rainwater for its use.
Refectory or Great Hall, presided over by the bust of Charles V, was conceived to receive people of the nobility or the royal family itself. It has a rectangular floor plan and an almost unique coffered ceiling, with 36 octagonal coffers showing idealized portraits of various characters.
Casket of Charles V with the attributes of emperor (imperial crown and orb).
Casetón of enigmatic representation. Skeleton with count's crown, recalling the emptiness of greatness or worldly pleasures in front of the security of death.
Sacristy with plateresque reliefs, a mark of Andrés de Vandelvira, formed by two naves in right angle, in its vaults the ribs stand out forming a starry drawing.
Philip II in 1567 promoted with his visit the continuation and completion of the construction of the church. Work of the architect Francisco de Mora, trained with Juan de Herrera in the works of El Escorial, giving the monastery the Herrerian style that characterizes it.
Polychrome sculptural polychrome set of the XVI century, carved in stone and found in the crypt, polychrome.
Space that recreates the workshop of an artist and where various paintings of the monastery are displayed. With an ideal balcony to contemplate Ricci's painting.
There remain the paintings of the semi-dome of the upper part, which represent the passion and glorification of the Savior and are attributed to Francisco de Ricci. And the painting that presides over the altarpiece of Santiago on horseback in the battle of Clavijo, from 1670.
Enclosed gallery with splayed arches and formeros.
Imposing space that originally had a Greco-Roman style walnut stalls and an elegant lectern and organs on the sides.
The former library of the Seminary, recovered for an exhibition hall, houses the exhibition "Knights at Sea", which displays the work of 73 knights of the Order of Santiago over eight centuries.
The imperial style royal staircase opens in two arms in the second body. With curious deviation of the door and the arches that give access to the upper cloister.
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