This nunnery of the Order of the Clarisses is located next to the quarters of an ancient Múdejar palace and an Arab bathhouse. It features a Gothic church and valuable collections of art owned by the Spanish crown.
The Royal Convent of Santa Clara of Tordesillas was founded in 1363 by the Infanta Beatrice, daughter of Peter I of Castile, and was built over the former royal palace of the monarchs of Castile. The Múdejar-style palace was expanded to include a Gothic church in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Its presbytery is covered by a sumptuous Múdejar-style ceiling from the second half of the fifteenth century.
Behind the church there is an Arab bathhouse dating from the Middle Ages, which is considered to be one of the best preserved of its kind.
Furthermore, this monastic ensemble is home to important collections of paintings and sculptures dating from the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Also of interest is the plasterwork to be found on the old royal Múdejar palace, its main entrance, and other structural and decorative elements.