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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Founded: 1548
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Spain

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Carmen MG (2 years ago)
I have never known a university so bad and poorly organized from the beginning to the end. A chaos the subject of the publication of the information, dates of beginning of classes and examinations in continuous change, ill-informed secretarial team, totally outdated teaching team and hypocrites in general terms. Even if they don't publish it, it's a concerted university because apart from tuition, you'll have to pay a monthly fee from the center. For the face and in exchange for nothing, since in terms of quality it is not noticeable in terms of teachers or tools or classrooms, since even in the new center work with a computer is contemplated and there are no plugs throughout the class, only at the beginning. It's all a real crap that, really, if possible, no student should go through.
Encarni Martinez Valero (2 years ago)
A wonder, beautiful paintings on the wall and ceilings
LA NENA VIAJERA (2 years ago)
BEAUTIFUL BUILDING THAT LOOKS LIKE A CASTLE, INSIDE YOU CAN SEE A BEAUTIFUL RENAISSANCE CLOISTER AND A WELL WITH SOME FRESCOES ON THE WALLS AT THE ENTRANCE. ADMISSION IS FREE. THE PHOTOS CORRESPOND TO THE YEAR 2021.
Coke Rubio Sanchez (3 years ago)
16th century university in the same architectural style as "El Escorial" with a beautiful rectangular patio, chapel, frescoes on the walls, and a worthwhile guided tour.
narocon (3 years ago)
Beautiful building with an impressive courtyard where events are held.
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