Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás
Monuments - Religious monuments
A monastery is a convent of friars. This monastery dates back to the time of the Catholic Monarchs. It is more than 500 years old. The monastery mixes artistic styles, such as Gothic from the Middle Ages and Mudejar influenced by the Arabs. Next to the monastery there is a palace that the Catholic Monarchs ordered to be built. Today the building houses the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Museum of Oriental Art.