Convento de las Ursulas, Salamanca

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    Convento de las Ursulas

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 22, 2015

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    Convent de las Ursulas was founded by Archbishop Alonso de Fonseca in 1512. That’s why its church has expressively gothic architecture. Although many baroque and neo-classic element were added to its architecture as the result of many reconstructions took place in XVII and XVIII centuries. Inside of the church you will find the tomb of Archbishop Fonseca made by the best Spanish master of Flemish origin of the end of XV and beginning of XVI centuries Diego de Siloe.
    Visitors are not allowed to take photos and videos.
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 to 13:00 and 16:30 to 18:00 hrs.
    Entrance: 2 €. Closed on last Sunday every month.

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    Convento de las Ursulas by night

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 22, 2015

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    Don’t forget to visit Convento de las Ursulas by night. It has good illumination and looks like very fascinating.
    Visitors are not allowed to take photos and videos.
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 to 13:00 and 16:30 to 18:00 hrs.
    Entrance: 2 €. Closed on last Sunday every month.

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    Interior of the church

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 22, 2015

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    Inside of the church you are going to find excellent late gothic architecture. All altarpieces are baroque. In the center you are going to find wonderful sepulcher of Archbishop Alonso de Fonseca the founder of that monastery. There is also another excellent sepulcher. It belongs to Don Francisco de Ribas the Chief Majordomo of Archbishop Fonseca. Don Francisco is shown in full suit of armor typical for first quarter of XVI century. His effigy is excellent source of information on arms and armor of Spanish Conquistadors. There is also small museum in this church where you can see wonderful examples of ecclesiastic arts of XIV-XVII centuries.
    Visitors are not allowed to take photos and videos.
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 to 13:00 and 16:30 to 18:00 hrs.
    Entrance: 2 €. Closed on last Sunday every month.

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    Convento de las Ursulas

    by Mikebond Written Dec 28, 2006

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    The convent of the Ursulines was founded by archbishop Fonseca in 1512. Its most interesting feature is the Gothic apsis you see here. Inside there is a baroque retable.
    In front of the apsis stands the statue of Fray Luís de Granada, a theologian, writer and preacher who lived in the 16th century (third pic).

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    Convento de las Ursulas

    by acemj Updated Jan 2, 2006

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    The Convent of the Ursulines was founded in 1512. The high Gothic church is okay, but the most interesting thing about visiting is seeing the white marble sarcophagus of teh Archbishop Alonso de Fonseca I. I had never heard of the guy before visiting the church, but the tomb created by Diego de Siloe which was made in the 16th century is amazing.

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    Convento de las Ursulas

    by benidormone Written Apr 16, 2005

    This convent was built in the beginning of the XVI century. This Gothic building has undrgone some changes throughout the centuries it exists. In the 18th century the entrance doors were replaced by Baroque ones. The statue of the founder of the convent archbishop Alonso de Fonseca can be seen inside.

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    Convento de las Úrsulas (Ursuline Convent)

    by bambino36 Updated Oct 14, 2004

    The Ursuline Convent was founded in 1512 by the Archbishop Alonso de Fonseca. This church, built in late gothic style church, has a polygonal apse that is more a tower. It houses the tomb of its founder, whose sarcophagus, sculpted in white marble, is considered to be one of the of the best works of the renaissance period.

    Admission is 0.60€
    Opens daily from 11am-1pm and 4.30-6pm

    Polygonal Apse of the Ursuline Convent , Salamanca

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