A convent is a community of priests, religious brothers, religious sisters, or nuns or the building used by the community, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Anglican Communion. In modern usage, "convent" almost invariably refers to a community of women, as opposed to the "monastery", for men; but in historical usage they are often interchangeable.
is a Spanish
, and Portuguese
word meaning Convent
. It may refer to:
- Convento de Cristo, a Knights Templar stronghold built in the 12th century in Tomar, Portugal.
- Convento das Mónicas, a former Augustinian nunnery founded in Lisbon in 1586 to the religious order of Saint Augustine
- Convento de San Francisco, an arquitectually renowned monastery located in Lima, Peru.
- Hotel El Convento, a hotel in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Memorial do Convento, a 1987 Portuguese romance novel by José Saramago.
- O Convento, a 1995 film by Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, starring Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich.
- Sacro Convento, a Franciscan friary in Assisi, Umbria, Italy.
- Convento is also a town in Piedmont, Italy.