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Agenda Cultural

 

convento-trinitarias

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Calle Lope de Vega, 18 / antigua calle Cantarranas

 

The convent was founded in 1612 and there, Marcela, one of the poet's daughters, was ordained in 1623 . At her request, Lope's funeral procession passed in front of the building.

One of Miguel de Cervantes' daughters also lived there as a nun. It is close to Lope's house on the Calle Cantarranas. Cervantes was buried in the convent's primitive building in 1616.

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iglesia-san-sebastian

(Calle Atocha, 39)

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Lope de Vega's funeral and burial took place in this church in 1635. However, his remains were left in a common grave for lack of payment by the Duke of Sessa, for whom Lope had worked as a secretary for more than twenty years. The Duke of Sessa acted as a sort of protector of the poet. The poet's father and one daughter were also buried here. San Sebastián is, even today, the headquarters of the Confraternity of the Virgen de la Novena, which has been protecting and helping Spanish actors since 1631.

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(No longer exists)

 

Lope de Vega was baptized in the Church of San Miguel de los Octoes, which was located next to the wall of Madrid, next to the Puerta de Guadalajara and where the Mercado de San Miguel is located today. It was demolished after the damage caused by the 1790 fire in Plaza Mayor.

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oratorio-caballero-de-gracia

(Calle Gran Vía, 17)

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In 1609, Lope joined the Congregation of Esclavos del Santísimo Sacramento, founded by the Caballero de Gracia. The Oratory, built much later and located on Madrid's Gran Vía, belongs to them. This congregation, of which the poet was named Padre Mayor in 1631, is devoted to opening hospitals and schools, and assisting the poor.

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