Convent of Santa Isabel

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The Convent of Santa Isabel is a royal monastery in central Madrid, Spain. Belonging to the Augustine order of nuns founded by the wife of Philip III of Spain, Margaret of Austria,[1] it is located near the Atocha Train Station. A school for girls there had been founded by Philip II. It was designed in the 18th century by Gómez de Mora.

Starting from April 1995 it has been a "bien de interés cultural" and monument under the administration of the Patrimonio Nacional.

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  1. ^ Conrad Kent; Thomas Wolber; Cameron M. K. Hewitt (2000). The lion and the eagle: interdisciplinary essays on German-Spanish relations over the centuries. Berghahn Books. pp. 83,106. ISBN 1-57181-131-1.