The monastery is an outstanding repository of four centuries of Spanish religious architecture. It symbolizes two significant events in world history that occurred in 1492: the Reconquest of the Iberian peninsula by the Catholic Kings and Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. Its famous statue of the Virgin became a powerful symbol of the Christianization of much of the New World.
Royal monastery of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Cite this page as: UNESCO, "Royal monastery of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe," in Smarthistory, May 27, 2021, accessed June 6, 2023, https://smarthistory.org/royal-monastery-guadalupe-extremadura/.