This Palace, turned into a guesthouse in the 19th Century, belongs to the Casa de Alba since 1612, when Fernando Álvarez de Toledo and Antonia Enríquez de Ribera, the daughter of the ii Marquis of Villanueva del Río got married. It is named after the monastery which stood in the adjoining plot, demolished in 1868.
Its rooms have seen some of the most important personalities in Contemporary History: Alfonso XIII, the Empress Eugenia de Montijo, Lord Holland, Eduardo VIII, Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly…). Also, one of the guesthouses was witness of the early childhood of the most famous Spanish poets: Antonio Machado.
These halls and gardens, brimful of History and works of art, always up to surprise the visitor at the turn of each corner, opened its doors in May 2016.