Ruins of Santo Domingo Church, Pontevedra
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The Ruínas de San Domingos was a convent located in Pontevedra, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1895.HistoryEarly yearsThis is the oldest of all Pontevedra Museum’s buildings. The only sections of the original buildings that have been conserved are the main apse, formed by five apses, exceptional in Galician gothic architecture, and part of the south wall of the church and the entrance to the chapter of the Santo Domingo convent, founded in around 1282, although the work on the conserved temple did not begin until 1383, continuing through the 15th century.1836-1880Following the introduction of the exclaustration law, the convent was closed on 8 December 1836 and handed over to the "Junta de Enajenación de Edificios y Efectos de los Conventos Suprimidos de la Provincia de Pontevedra", and then handed over as an Asylum to the Town Council, which received the building in May 1840. Despite being occupied successively by a women’s prison, a hospice until 1869, when it was transferred to Santa Clara, an infant school, as well as other activities designated by the Town Council, the building gradually deteriorated until it fell into ruin and by 1846 some of its materials were being used to pave streets. In 1864 a chapel was demolished and between 1869 and 1870 the top part of the tower, located on the south-eastern corner, was torn down.On 12 March 1874 the Town Council, presided by Fermín Brey, applied for another concession in order to completely demolish the building and extend the property to the plot at the Fair Ground. This concession was approved by the Civil Governor and President of the Provincial Commission of Monuments, but on the condition that the part corresponding to the old church and other elements of interest be conserved.
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  • Founded in the 1.281, Gothic style, is very little of the original, the convent was closed December 8, 1836, by the application of the exclusion Act. It was transferred to the Board of alienation, being, asylum, prison Hospice, school, etc. in the 1846 many of its materials were used for paving streets.
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  • Strolling through the Mall you are with these ruins with a few stunning apses. Visit the ruins takes just ten minutes, is an ancient monument of great historical value, which can be visited on the walk through the Mall.
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  • The staff were very friendly and the perfect atmosphere, without apenar jaleo and a good background music. Since then, repeat
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  • Nice to stop by and adore the ruins. It kind of feel eclectic but cool.
  • A different way of seeing religious architecture. You have visiting hours, if it is closed will see it from outside a fence.
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  • Amazing ruins in the middle of the city.
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  • Okay, the penalty is that we could not see more than the outside.
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