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Convent of Santa Clara

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.

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More information

Location
Rúa Santa Clara, s/n
Present use

Enclosed convent (included in guided tour of enclosed convents).

Telephone
981 583 888
Observations

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.

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