CARMELITAS DESCALZAS (CONVENTO DO CARME)

Religious
1262
On the Way of St. James

Location

Rúa Santa Clara 8

15704  Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña

Coordinates:
42º 53' 06.9" N - 8º 32' 29.0" W
+34 881 948 120

Description

The first convent that the Order of the Barefoot Carmelites had in Galicia. Founded around the middle of the 18th century by Mother María Antonia de Jesús on lands belonging to the Counts of Priegue. Built in granite masonry, the exterior is very simple with straight lines, giving it a very solid appearance. All that stands out on the facade is the is the image of the Virgin of El Carmen housed in a niche, topped with a trinagular pediment. The church stands on a Latin-cross ground plan and the interior underscores the simplicity of the outside. The main retable, from the 19th century, is in Neo-Classical style; the side altars are dedicated to St. Theresa and St. John of the Cross.

Access

Town Centre.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route
Portiguese Route by coast
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

Carmelite

Religious order

Barefoot Carmelites
Arriba
Help us improve!