Hospital de Tavera, Toledo

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The Hospital de Tavera, also known as the Hospital de San Juan Bautista, Hospital de afuera, or simply as Hospital Tavera, is an important Building of Renaissance style that is in the Spanish city of Toledo. It was built between 1541 and 1603 by order of the Cardinal Tavera. This hospital is dedicated to John the Baptist and also served as pantheon for its patron, Cardinal Tavera. Initially it began to be constructed under the supervision of Alonso de Covarrubias, being succeeded by other architects and finishing the work Bartolomé Bustamante.

The remoteness with the old part of the city made it known as el hospital de afuera, since within the walls there already existed the Hospital de Santa Cruz.

Currently the building remains the property of the House of Medinaceli and inside it is the Museo Fundación Lerma, which houses part of the artistic collections of this lineage, as well as the Section of the Nobility of the National Historic Archive.

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  • You can wander round the cloisters and church on your own but for a couple of euros extra, the guided tour of the pharmacy and hospital archives is well worth it! The very knowledgeable guide spoke.....  more »
  • This is recommended. It is outside the city walls, set in its own grounds. Formerly a massive 16th century hospital, it now houses some valuable and spectacular art work, as well as a well preserved.....  more »
  • Very Nice Guides tour with a enthousiastic guide. Especialy rhe farmacy . History with a capital H.
  • The museum offers interesting guided tour, also in English. The archive room is a true gem!

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