Real Colegio de Doncellas Nobles

Real Colegio de Doncellas Nobles

Real Colegio de Doncellas Nobles
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El Real Colegio de Doncellas Nobles fue fundado por el Cardenal Silíceo en 1551 para acoger jóvenes mujeres de pocos recursos, procedentes de la archidiócesis de Toledo y darles formación cristiana y humana. Años mas tarde el Rey Felipe II acepta el copatronazgo de la institución, pudiendo presentar doncellas de otra procedencia para la misma educación. El Real Colegio funcionó con los estatutos originales hasta 1988. Llegó a considerarse uno de los mejores colegios en Europa.
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leonardo_1964
Milano1,017 contributions
Aug 2022
The Real Colegio was the first step of our visit in Toledo. We liked the patio and the church, and the fact that there were only few visitors.
Written August 28, 2022
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
It is one of seven attractions included in Pulsera Turistica (only 10 euro in total!). The visit is restricted to three small parts, which can be a little disappointing but at the same part the ticket is extremely cheap so it is not fair to be too cruel in judgement. The place has its charm and the staff is lovely.
Written October 6, 2019
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Ryunami
Malaysia1,889 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Since this building is restricted to a very small area (i wonder why) for the public to see and you have to pay a fee to enter just to see too little thing, it is fine to just view it from the outside. I will wait until this whole building is fully opened to the public then i am more than willing to pay a fee to enter.

The Colegio de Doncellas Nobles of Toledo was founded in 1551 by the archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Juan Martinez Siliceo (who imposed limpieza de sangre "purity of blood" statues on the Archdiocese of Toledo in order to exclude the Jews descendents who had converted to Catholism from holding official positions within the Church), with the purpose to accomodate young maidens from noble families but with little resources and giving them the teaching of Christianity and human formation.

This building was the Palace of the Count of Melito where Carlos V and his empress lived once. This school was co-patronhood by the Cardinal and King Philip II.

The girls (at the suggestion of the archbishop and the proposal of the King) lived here until their marriage and the school's goal was to train them to create a family and to make them a good Christian's mother. When they got married, they were given dowry of 100,000 maradevies.

This building was the residence of Prince of Melito, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza y de la Cerda and where Carlos V and his empress once lived for a short moment. This school was co-patronhood by the Cardinal and King Philip II.

Today the building is belonged to the Archbishopric of Toledo and National Heritage. It conserves a Baroque church collection. Cardinal Siliceo who died in 1557 was buried in the church inside this building. It opened limitedly to the public since 2016.
Written April 17, 2019
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MargaretPowell
Melbourne, Australia1,387 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Worth taking a look as part of the tourist bracelet but I would not pay for individual entry. Very little to see other than the chapel entry and the receiving room. For a Royal school for maidens all the images were of cardinals and religious men including the founder… bit scary really just thinking about it. Everything I was more interested in exploring was no entry!
Written January 23, 2024
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jools58
london151 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Visited as part of the tourist bracelet option. There was very little open to see so would not be worth a visit otherwise. But it is said that 2 El Greco s currently in the Cathedral will be returned soon which would greatly increase the interest.
Written September 30, 2018
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Marco Grava
Rome, Italy835 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Although you have to pay a fee to enter the monument, visits are restricted to a very small, I'd rather say, minimal part of the premises making it dull and somewhat insignificant
Written February 5, 2019
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Lorenzo el Jefe
Ontario, Canada3,183 contributions
Jan 2019
The 7 site badge is super purchase.
BUT this site was closed so double check accessibility.
According the reviews we did not miss too much.
AND the inclusive badge with a nice walk getting lost is what Toledo is all about.
Written January 11, 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Visitors are left wondering what marvels there might be in the areas they can't visit. Basically, there is just a large chapel behind the entrance, a quite ordinary cloister and one other room. The chapel is decorated in the customary florid Baroque style. Its main feature is the tomb of Cardinal Siliceo. The site is part of the 'pulsara' red bracelet discount scheme, which covers seven of the City's top religious buildings.
Written July 30, 2018
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Sara H
Melbourne, Australia682 contributions
Sep 2016
This has had various functions throughout history, a girls school, amongst others. But I was expecting more than the one room plus courtyard that was open for view.
Written February 27, 2017
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tombillinge
Trumbull, CT1,196 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is part of the red bracelet scheme and is worth visiting if you have the bracelet. I wouldn't want to pay 2.50 to go in otherwise. The tomb of Cardinal Silencio is interesting.
Written August 7, 2016
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