Discover the Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena.
It has a typical conventual church plan, so repeated in Spain and America; presenting a single nave, main chapel and choir low at the feet. On the outside it is of great simplicity, highlighting various elements of the façade, such as the corner turret, the rhythmic series of high lattices and the entrance cover to the temple, very simple composition and that seems inspired by the one that Melchor de Aguirre made for the Church of San Juan de Dios.
Its interior decoration of plasterwork is of ornate baroque, with profuse decoration of angels and plant forms, and is due to Antonio Rivera. Of the pieces that decorate the church, none presents much artistic interest, although they contribute to create a pleasant and simple set. In the main altarpiece, the Virgin of the Rosary stands out, probably the work of Diego Márquez y Vega. In the pictorial aspects stand out an Annunciation of the sixteenth century, the reproduction of two images of great devotion, the Sweet Name of Jesus of the convent of Santo Domingo de Antequera and the Virgen de las Angustias of Granada.
Address: Plaza Coso Viejo, 3, Antequera, Málaga
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