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Abbey of Santa Engracia

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The Abbey of Santa Engracia was a monastery in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, established to house the relics of Saint Engratia and the many martyrs of Saragossa. The date of 392 was traditionally claimed as a foundation date, which was linked with the travels of Saint Paulinus. The church was believed to have been sited on the spot of the martyrdom of Engratia.
Today only the crypt and part of the façade remain and are preserved in the Church of Santa Engracia de Zaragoza. The monastery was ruined during the sieges by Napoleon Bonaparte, that the Aragonese capital suffered in the Peninsular War. The upper cloister survived, but was demolished in 1836. The monastery was noted for its rich Isabelline and Renaissance architecture.


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