San Antonia de Padua Convent

Garrovillas de Alconétar, Spain

San Antonia de Padua Convent was founded in 1476. It was confiscated in 1835 and today only remains of part of the single nave church have been preserved. There are also remnants of the irregularly shaped, two-storey cloister. The second storey has Tuscan columns which support an entablature decorated with triglyphs and smooth metopes.

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Founded: 1476
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Cervigon (10 months ago)
What a shame that the Administration does not care about our history, the true history. This convent is abandoned, like many others throughout Extremadura. It dates back to the 15th century, and the Franciscan Order occupied it until the confiscation of Mendizábal in 1835. Years later it was looted and has been in ruins since then. It has been declared a BIC since 1991, but nothing has been done to restore it or at least keep what was left standing. It is currently in a deplorable state, although it preserves the structure of the convent temple and the cloister. It is worth going to see it, at least to get an idea of ​​what we are leaving behind. Entry is not allowed due to the risk it poses.
Hipólito Guisado Rico (15 months ago)
A real shame that it is in ruins, I don't know for sure if the Board is fixing it, located in a spectacular location.
julio gonzalez tena (2 years ago)
It is a wonder that today it is falling apart. The passage is restricted due to the risk of collapse.
Salvador Vaquero (2 years ago)
It's a shame about the state of this architectural gem, a must-see outside when you pass through Garrovillas. Founded in 1476 as a convent for the monks of the Franciscan Order, who occupied it until their exclaustration in the confiscation of Mendizábal in 1835. The convent was looted by the residents of the town in 1843, after a hoax spread stating that they were kept here great riches, leaving the building in ruins since then. The building has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest since 19912 and has been registered on the Hispania Nostra Red List since 2007. It would be a shame if one day its impressive building were to collapse.
Paco Jo DelCa (5 years ago)
Spectacular site, without a doubt I recommend the visit. It's a shame the state it's in, but that gives it a touch of mystery. Without a doubt I will repeat. Be careful if you go with the GPS indications, I went down a very bad road, and when we got to the specific place we saw that there were streets in perfect condition so that we could have gone through them and not the way that the GPS gave me ??? ? but hey, it was still worth it. I went almost dusk and both the views and the mysterious atmosphere were spectacular. I recommend the visit, it is not wasted.
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