The Convento de Jesus, or Convent of Jesus, is a significant historical and cultural site located in Aveiro, Portugal. This former convent, dating back to the 15th century, is renowned for its exquisite architecture, religious heritage, and connection to Princess Santa Joana.

The convent showcases a mix of architectural styles, including Gothic, Manueline, and Renaissance influences. The exterior is adorned with ornate stone carvings and features an impressive entrance portal. Inside, visitors can explore the cloisters, chapels, and the convent’s church, immersing themselves in the history and spirituality of the place.

One of the highlights of the Convento de Jesus is the tomb of Princess Santa Joana, the daughter of King Afonso V. The tomb is a masterpiece of Manueline craftsmanship, intricately carved with delicate details and symbols.

The convent also houses a museum that displays religious art, artifacts, and historical objects related to the convent’s history. Visitors can learn about the life and devotion of Princess Santa Joana and the daily life of the nuns who once resided there.

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