Ex convento San Agustin, Salamanca

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  • The tempo of the ex-convent of San Agustin is completely surprising, entering the environment changes and is like time travel. I marveled to see altarpieces so elaborate and so different from any other temple; Similarly excellent paintings and all extremely well preserved. The altarpieces and paintings are full of symbolism that fill you with curiosity. This is the place in Salamanca you can not miss, is a gem of religious art.
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  • One of the architectural wonders of Mexico for the world. Built between 1750 and 1771, comprising two areas: the lower cloister and the main cloister. the stately dimensions of this former convent have raised various hypotheses in documents: "the breadth and magnificence of this convent, which consists of two large cloisters and a small and possesses numerous cells and several large halls, had its raison d ' être in the project make it University, imitation, pale if you will, of the Salamanca of Spain. (Lo cierto es que, desde su inauguración hasta la exclaustración /1771-1860) was home of major studies and minors, and the political unrest of the time only foiled the golden dream of the best mills in the province: the Augustinian University ". Red Garcidueñas represents another reason for such breadth of the convent: "the current building, the amplitude of its two cloisters and the spacious church choir, seems to assume the population of a large community that occupy them. However not properly so, because in the 18th century the province of St. Nicholas of Tolentino of Michoacán had so many monasteries, which could hardly enough have a population that might be many friars living in each of them. "The vastness of the Augustinian House of salamanca was due to the purpose that had, build it again, make it capitulate, i.e. allocate it to gather there the provincial chapter that every three years the authorities who were to govern for three years the province chose". In 1876, was the penitentiary, from which José María Iglesias issued the Plan of Salamanca and was appointed under the Constitution as the President of the Republic.
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  • A beautiful place, full of history and grand architecture. Presented several activities throughout the year, Easter week and day of the dead there are good presentations.
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  • A beautiful temple, there is everything a bit. a good tour and also downtown.
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  • I'm not complaining of the beautiful, incredible inside of gold all beautiful there, until you start to think with reason each year the Christian faith will decline. When we speak in this temple there is 250 kilos of gold (I calculate that they are at least 500) 190 million pesos are too flashy for a Jesus who was Carpenter...
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  • Nice and quiet
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  • Beautiful place.
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  • Nice place and House of culture
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