The Real Colegio Seminario del Corpus Christi (Royal College and Seminary of Corpus Christi) is a former Roman Catholic school and seminary founded in 1583 in the Spanish city of Valencia. It is located in calle de la Nau in the old city, opposite La Nau, the former Universidad Literaria.
The college complex was built between 1586 and 1615. It is structured around a large renaissance cloister enclosing the church, the communion chapel, the library, the sleeping quarters and the classrooms. There is another courtyard at the back and a small belfry is located in the corner of the plaza. The Patriarch was designated a National Monument in 1962 and a Monument of Cultural Interest in 2007, and remains a principal example of the Italian influence on renaissance architecture in Spain.
Part of the building now hosts the Museum of the Patriarch. Of special note in the Patriarch Museum are paintings by Caravaggio, El Greco, Van Der Teyden, Benlliure, Ribalta and Pinazo, as well as an original manuscript by Sir Thomas More.
Archbishop of Valencia Juan de Ribera, who founded the institution, arranged housing there for the Franciscan nun, mystic Sr. Margarita Agullona (1536 - 1600) so he could bear witness to her mystical raptures and for 25 years. When she died, he had her remains moved there. "He ordered in February 1605, that the body of the Venerable, who was incorrupt, be moved, and arranged that a burning lamp always burned before her sepulcher."
- "Museum of the Patriarch". www.visitvalencia.com. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
- Daniel Izquierdo Hänni DuMont direkt Valencia 2011 Page 74 "Museo del Patriarca 11–13.30 Uhr, Eintritt 1,20 € Nur wenige Valencianos – und noch weniger Touristen – wissen, dass sich hinter den hohen Mauern des Seminargebäudes El Patriarca eine kleine, aber bedeutende Pinakothek versteckt. Der Real Colegio Seminario del Corpus Christi wurde zwischen 1586 und 1610 erbaut und diente als königliche Seminarschule."
- "Margarita Agullona (Agulló) | Real Academia de la Historia". dbe.rah.es. Retrieved 2020-02-22.