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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, [...]

Plaza de Toros

Monday 28 March, 2011|

If you wish you can view this enclave through Google Earth . Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. The Antequera bullring was inaugurated on the 20th of August 1848. As it was constructed in a hurry, the higher rows of seats were made in wood and they continued like that until 1980, when the Town Hall [...]

Palacio Marqués de Villadarias

Monday 28 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. The monumental facade consisting of three sections made of red limestone from El Torcal is, undoubtedly, one of the most important designs among those of its kind were erected in Antequera. There are documentary proofs that the building works for the palace were already started in 1711.The facade’s panel, which has [...]

Palacio Consistorial

Monday 28 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. Until the Law of Disentailment, the present Town Hall or Municipal Palace was a convent owned by the Third Franciscans who were also the owners of the Los Remedios Church. Even if the façade has been redesigned in modern times, the interior still keep important pieces of the old monastic complex, [...]

Palacio de los Marqueses de la Peña de los Enamorados

Monday 28 March, 2011|

IAntequera Town Hall Tourism Department. The Palace of the Marquesses of La Peña de los Enamorados (the Rock of Lovers) was constructed in the second half of the 16th century, although it has to be said that the present aspect differs a lot from the original one due to the several restorations and additions made during [...]

Hospital de San Juan de Dios

Monday 28 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. From the original Hospital building, it is still kept the main courtyard erected in the second-half of the 18th century whose higher gallery and the stairwell were restored later on.  This stairwell, probably erected late  in the 18th century, is the only example in “imperial” style from those in Antequera. The [...]

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