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Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de La Murta(Alzira)

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The Monastery of Santa María de la Murta, located in the Murta Valley, in Alzira, was once one of the most important spiritual centres in our lands. This convent, whose foundation was approved in 1376, depended on the monastery of San Jerónimo de Cotalba, and its construction began in 1401 by the prior Fray Domingo Lloret and a group of monks. The dedication to Our Lady of Murta originated when an image of the Virgin was discovered under a thicket of said plant. Throughout the 14th century, work continued thanks to numerous donations and patronages. Visited by kings and great civil and religious personalities, protected by generous patrons and depositary of great material and artistic wealth, Santa María de la Murta stood out from its hidden location as a cultural and religious focus famous throughout Spain. Today only a few evocative ruins remain of what was once one of the most important monuments of our artistic, historical and religious heritage. Owned by Alzira Town Council since 1989, the ruins of this monastery were declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2002.

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