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Te ofrecemos un recorrido por algunas de las iglesias más bellas de Antequera, fieles exponentes en su mayoría del renacimiento y del barroco andaluz.

San Agustín Church

Monday 28 March, 2011|

The Saint Agustin’s old convent was built between 1550 and 1556, being the building works for the general structure directed by Diego de Vergara. In the Mannerist-style façade stands out a projecting balcony which gives certain civil air to the building. The tower, also in Mannerist-style and constructed in two different periods, rises until the [...]

Convento Ntra. Sra. Remedios

Monday 28 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department . The Third Franciscans founded their first temple in Antequera in 1519, in a site on the outskirts of Antequera known as “Las Suertes”. There, the people used to go to venerate the small image of the Virgin of Los Remedios (Remedy) who, in 1546, was appointed as the Patron Saint [...]

Convento de Madre Dios de Monteagudo

Monday 28 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. Few monuments in Antequera have aroused such an interest among those who study art than this convent church of the Augustinians de la Madre de Dios de Monteagudo (Mother of God). The church was erected between 1747 and 1761, according to the design of the master building Cristobal García and the [...]

Capilla Tribuna Virgen Socorro

Monday 28 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. The Plaza del Portichuelo is, without any doubt, one of the most interesting squares within the authentic town planning in Andalucia, being the Chapel-Gallery of the Virgin del Socorro (Mercy), built in 171, the most outstanding element due to its peculiarity. This is another one of the chapel-gallery that marked the [...]

Capilla Tribuna Cruz Blanca

Monday 28 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. It was devoted to the Virgin of Socorro (Mercy) and used as a constant way of spreading the religious devotion, as well as a point of ritual stop in the Good Friday procession. This monument is located in front of the road junction formed by the Santa Clara and Lucena streets, [...]

Convento de Belén

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. This convent belonged to the Discalced Carmelites until the 19th century, when it was occupied by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Clare, who still live there as cloistered nuns dedicated to homemade works, being the most well-known the mantecados (lard buns) and sweets in general. Already in 1628, the [...]

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. The Santiago Church was erected just a simple hermitage in 1519 and it has been making the functions of a Parish Church since 1822. The temple that we can see now might be about the mid-18th century and it probably was a work by the master builder Cristobal García. The exterior [...]

Convent of Santa Eufemia

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. In 1601, this monastery was founded by the Religiosas Mínimas (Nuns of the Minor Order) who dedicated it to Saint Eufemia, Patron Saint of the town. The present church was erected between 1739 and 1763 following the design of and started by the master Cristóbal García. The exterior displays a graceful [...]

Convento de la Victoria

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. This building was owned by the Order of Friar Minor of Saint Francis of Paola, who abandoned it after the Disentailment Law. Currently, it is occupied by the Order of the Tertiary Nuns founded by the Mother Carmen of the Child Jesus, born in Antequera. The present temple was erected between [...]

Convento Santa Catalina de Siena

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. This convent belongs to the Order of the Dominican Sisters. The original church was replaced by the present one, a work by the master builder Andrés Burgueño. It has the typical conventual church plan floor, so much repeated in Spain and America, with just only one nave, High Chapel and Low [...]

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