San Antonio church & ex-monastery


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December 30th 2014
Published: December 30th 2014
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The order of the ‘barefoot’ Franciscans was founded in the city in 1613 & dedicated to San Antonio de Padua. Construction of their monastery began that year & it’s one of the oldest buildings in the city. The adjoining church was completed in 1678.


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Templo San Antonio de PaduaTemplo San Antonio de Padua
Templo San Antonio de Padua

with lovely courtyard & fountain in front.


View of fountain in swapped RGB channels.


Side view


Entrance
Main altarMain altar
Main altar

The interior of the church has been modified over the years including replacing the original altarpieces with the current neoclassical altarpieces.


Closeup


Pulpit & side altar
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Decoration on side wall
Choir loftChoir loft
Choir loft

The impressive baroque organ was recently restored.
ColumbariumColumbarium
Columbarium

The Columbarium occupies the former Chapel of the Holy Stairs which was built in 1809.


Inside the entrance


Wonderful ceiling detail & painted tapestries on the walls.


Partial closeup of tapestry. The magnificent interior has extraordinary painted tapestries.


Closeup


Side view incl the former monastery
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EX-MONASTERY

with view of courtyard fountain.


Another angle


View of the cupola


Interior corridors.


Another view.


Pretty ceilings
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Locator map

The complex is located right in el centro on Angela Peralta # 16


31st December 2014

Another great article
This complex looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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