Claustro de San Francisco, Ourense

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  • In the 14th century, after the fire that destroyed the first Franciscan convent of the city, the order moved to this place in the slope of Montealegre. In 1843 the convent is transformed into barracks of infantry (until its closure in 1984), producing numerous reforms: the most significant, the transfer of the headboard and facade of his Church to the Park of San Lazaro, where it was reconstructed, leaving an orphan the cloister. This wonderful hidden gem in the city you can visit it. He was declared a historic-artistic monument in 1951, retaining virtually intact the beauty of its 63 arches, all decorated with motifs of plants, animals (real and fantastic) and human. Access to the Funeral Chapel of the Sandoval under a scalloped arch stands out. The nave of the old church is still preserved, attached to the cloister. Attached to this by the South Chapel of the Venerable third order is it, today transformed into a hostel for pilgrims and the exhibition space showing part of the funds of the Provincial archaeological museum. The set is completed with the cemetery of San Francisco, in what was the former orchard of the convent, and the Municipal Auditorium, a striking contemporary building, neuralgic centre of cultural activity in the city. Definitely a place that you can not miss the city!
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  • Incredible cloister well preserved and necessary visit if you're in Ourense you can not miss it
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  • This is a small cloister without very nice Church in sight. Admission is free, see if in a short time, but it's worth it. Gives a very beautiful photos. Stay in an area near a viewpoint overlooking the city, where you can then go down to the Centre of Ourense.
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  • Beautiful worth a visit, don't miss the church which was moved by park San Lázaro.
  • Very nice but visits it in 5 minutes... and that taking pictures but in 1😅 entrance is very friendly.
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  • In Orense, I think that one of the is most beautiful to be seen in a photo shoot. Admission is free and a very friendly guide explained a little history of the cloister. I recommend it if you are visiting the city.
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  • Free admission, it is a magnificent cloister to e next to a hostel for pilgrims and a Museum, small but cosy and this tb of free access. Difference of summer and winter for access schedule. You can park in the vicinity. They are currently finishing some restoration work but he is visit without problems.
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  • A magnificent cloister of the medieval monastery of S. Francisco.
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