Her maternal grandparents were Andrew II of Hungary and Yolanda de Courtenay. Due to Violant"s young age, she was unable to get pregnant for several years. Legend has it that the Queen could not get pregnant and the doctor told her to rest.
Alicante was recaptured by the Crown of Castile and the King and Queen rested in a farm located in the fields near the city, and there she became pregnant.
The King decided to call the place "Pla del Bon Repos" ("Plain of good sleep"), a name that has been left to posterity and today is a suburb of Alicante. In 1276, Violant founded the Convent of San Pablo in Valladolid.
This was erected in honor of the Hungarian Order of Saint Paul. Violant"s mother brought some Hungarian influence on the Spanish culture, and also introduced the Order of Saint Paul.