COMPAÑÍA DE MARÍA O ENSEÑANZA

Religious
On the Way of St. James
506

Location

Street: Ensinanza 3

15703  Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña

Phone: +34 981 587 500

Fax: +34 981 576 841

Coordinates:
42º 52' 42.9" N - 8º 32' 27.9" W

Description

Founded in 1759 by Archbishop Raxoi as a college for noble young ladies. Clemente Fernández Sarewas responsible for the design. On a rectangular ground plan and walls of granite masonry, its exterior facade shows considerable weight, sobriety and is markedly horizontal. All that stands out are the side towers, with latticed windows, and the main doorway, topped with a triangular pediment containing the Archbishop´s arms, with the figures of St.. Gabriel, the Assumption and St. Raphael above this. The church, charatcerised by a lack of decoration, stands on a Greek cross ground plan, with a manin chapel and the nave in two sections, and the upper choir over the vestibule. On the outside, on the right-hand corner of the building, there is a Gothic tympanum (14th century), which probably comes from the the Convent of the Poor Clares that used to stand on this site.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route
The English Camino
The Fistera-Muxía Camino
The French Camino
The Northern Camino
The Primitive Camino
The Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla
The Winter Camino
Vía de la Plata

Styles

Baroque

Religious order

Company of Mary Our Lady
Last update: 03/04/2017
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