17th c. Baroque
Its origin as a convent goes back to the 13th century, although its present-day structure is the result of a baroque reconstruction that was completed in the 17th century by Pedro Arén.
It has a peculiar curtain-façade, a clear example of Compostela's baroque style, designed by Simón Rodríguez in the 18th century, which hides, at the back of a small garden, the real, simpler façade that leads to the church.
It houses an altarpiece by Domingo de Andrade from 1700 and several churrigueresque altars.
Enclosed convent (included in guided tour of enclosed convents).
VISITABLE CHURCH. Open (summer 2007: June 1-September 30): Monday-Saturday, 3.30-7 pm. || WORSHIP. Convent mass: every day, 8 pm. || REVOLVING WINDOW HOURS: 10.30 am-12.30 pm and 4.30-6.30 pm.