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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    Victoriano Montaner (14 months ago)
    Te cobran 3 € por una visita guiada a tres salas de la Universidad. Visita muy corta y sólo puedes ver tres salas.
    fada mandra (17 months ago)
    Simplemente Maravillosa con los mejores profesionales.
    Juan Carlos Besteiro (17 months ago)
    Curioso cuadro imposible
    Sergio Fernández Bueno (19 months ago)
    Sobrio edificio monumental, de gran tamaño de estilo renacentista
    Viajando con Abraham (2 years ago)
    La Escuela universitaria es un precioso edificio renacentista con un gran patio interior con doble arcada con 24 columna por lado
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