University of Osuna

Osuna, Spain

University of Osuna functioned from 1548 until 1824. The building of the former university is significant both architecturally and for its long history as a seat of the university. Its construction was ordered by Don Juan Téllez Girón, founder of the university. The First Duke of Osuna was responsible for numerous buildings in his domain, nearly all of a religious character. The university building is, therefore, particularly notable as an essentially civil building devoted to education.

The buildings erected under the patronage of the First Duke of Osuna are important primarily because of the adoption and diffusion of new stylistic currents and ideas from the Italian architecture of the time. The Renaissance aspects of the buildings are patent, as is the relation to the ideology of humanism in a building expressly created as a center for modern education.

The surviving university building testifies to the Renaissance aesthetics, providing one of the most singular and defining architectural examples of Osuna's past greatness.

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    Camino Cipreses 1, Osuna, Spain
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    narocon (13 months ago)
    Beautiful building with an impressive courtyard where events are held.
    Pedro Gonzalez Gordillo (15 months ago)
    A nice building and free to visit. The views from the outside are beautiful and it is a nice addition to the places to see if you visit Osuna.
    엄마순례가자go_COREAÑOLA (15 months ago)
    It is a university built in 1548 by the 4th Duke of Osuna Urenia. Until the last few years, students studied, but due to preservation, etc., it is not currently operated as a university. Only weekends and holidays, and only visits with a guide are possible, so be sure to refer to the timetable! We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes earlier than the timetable. When the explanation of the interior position begins, the front door closes! Admission to the general public is 4 euros, and other fees refer to the photo.. It took about 30-40 minutes.
    Manolo Seoane (16 months ago)
    A very interesting space It is worth the visit
    ELENA VELASCO (2 years ago)
    I am a university student and it is impossible to get in touch with the direction and head of studies when there is an important topic to discuss. 60 minutes calling non-stop to connect to a class in which the teacher has been late and is not accepting more students. This is a joke, I waste my time, my class and I don't have any help.
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