Back to Home State Museum HOME PAGEPROGRAMMEST. FRANCIS' MUSEUMGOVERNMENT BUILDINGFIRST TOWER: GUAITASECOND TOWER: CESTA - MUSEUM OF ANCIENT ARMSCONTEMPORARY AND MODERN ART GALLERY




FIRST FLOOR - ROOM V

The Monastery of Saint Chiara

In 1565 the Consiglio Principe e Sovrano (Parliament) decided to build a convent for “professed nuns” in San Marino. Construction works went on, with many interruptions, until 1609, when the first twelve enclosed nuns of the order of Saint Chiara arrived in the convent. Subsequently, the building was enlarged in order to host up to twenty-two nuns, like the number of the cells.

The Clarisse moved to a new convent in Valdragone in 1971, leaving the old building which, together with its furnishings, vegetable garden and church, was purchased by the State in 1968 to be used for cultural purposes.

 

The paintings, the objects and the ceramics on show in this room come from the ancient Monastery of Saint Chiara, like one of the many chests once used by the nuns to store their linen. A large part of the ceramics was found in pieces under a staircase (1989).

 

 

FIRST FLOOR

ROOM V

ROOM VI

ROOM VII

ROOM VIII

ROOM IX 

STATE MUSEUM · ST. FRANCIS' MUSEUM · GOVERNMENT BUILDING · I TOWER GUAITA · II TOWER CESTA·  CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY

INFO · PROGRAMME · HOME PAGE