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The Closing Benedictine Monastery of San Plácido was founded by Teresa Valle de la Cerda in 1,624 on the lands that already in those years occupied a group of houses and which were acquired by Jerome of Villanueva who in turn overturned Teresa Valle. The construction was commissioned by the architect Fray Lorenzo de San Nicolás between 1,641 and 1,661. On 24 September 1,641 the first stone of the church of the Blessed Incarnation and convent was laid that is now called St. Placid. Today you can only visit its church by a concerted reservation and that with a beautiful main altarpiece with the Annunciation work of Claudio Coello and his frescoes of his dome by Francisco de Ricci are important reasons to request it. The Christ of Diego Velázquez who was commissioned by Felipe IV for the church, is currently exhibited in the Prado Museum and was part of the heritage of the sacristy but was transferred for conservation. The building of the convent was demolished in the early twentieth century by a ruined state but was later rebuilt retaining its similarity to the original.
A Monastery that occupies an entire block in the neighborhood of Malasaña in which they inhabit a community of very small and very old Benedictine nuns. The Altarpiece of the church is a true jewel, a work of art among many others that houses this place but that remains closed to lime and singing almost all day, it is almost impossible to visit even the church for worship, it is a disgrace that these communities Benedictines have the patrimony of all for their exclusive use and enjoyment, it is the contemplative life in which they pray for the world without doing anything else, surrounded by luxury and works of art vetoed to the rest of mortals, it seems that I speak of the Middle Ages and the name of the Rose , but it happens in the 21ST century in the center of Madrid
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