Museo de La Coria (Convento de La Coria), Trujillo
The Royal monastery of St. Francis (Convento de San Francisco el Real) located near the gate of Сoria, so it is often called Convento de La Coria (map).
The monastery was founded in the 15th century and was looted by the French during the invasion of Napoleon. Since then, the buildings were abandoned and gradually destroyed.
In 1969 the ruins were acquired by Professor Xavier de Salas y Carmen Ortueta, the restoration was funded by the World Monuments Fund, and other organizations.
In 1981, the cultural center of Fundación Xavier de Salas was opened in the premises of the former monastery.
The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and maintaining the traditional crafts of the Iberian peoples and Spanish America.