Santa Clara de Carrión de los Condes
Community ID
Date Founded
Religious Order
Poor Clares
Foundation Information

Founded by Queen Mencía López de Haro, wife of Sancho II

Notable Heads

Abbess Beatriz Manrique, daughter of the Conde de Osorno, don Gabriel Manrique, (comendador mayor de Castilla) and Aldonza, Condesa de Castañeda. Doña Beatriz brought to the convent the estate of Villoldo from her parents. Her sister, Doña Aldonza Manrique, also donated all her goods to the monastery, requesting burial next to Abbess Beatriz in a specially commissioned alabaster sarcophagus in the convent church.

Notable Members/Residents/Guests

Luisa Colmenares y Cabezón (Sor Luisa de la Ascensión), a thaumarturge, mystic, and member of the Conceptionist movement lived here for half a century until she was imprisoned at Valldolid by the Inquisition. Her remains were translated to the convent church in 1649. See Sor Luisa de la Ascensión : una contemplativa del siglo XVII : monja de Santa Clara en Carrión de los Condes.

Priveleges & Papal Exemptions

13 bulls and 45 privileges contained in its archives, see Archivo de Santa Clara de Carrión de los Condes.


A favorite of popes, kings, and local nobility, especially the Manrique family.

State Of Medieval Structure

Medieval structure replaced by a baroque church in early 17th century. It is now a museum. See: