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“Interesting Church”

Reviewed May 22, 2012

The Convent of the Monjas Minimas de San Francisco de Paula is located at Calle Nueva, 39. It was founded in 1551 in a property that belonged to the Conde de Ureña on Calle Nueva. The church was constructed in 1618, and was reformed in 1760 and has only one nave. The vault is hemispherical. There is a tower that was constructed in 1789. The tower and the facade of the church was the work of Francisco Astorga Frias and Antonio Gonzalez Sevillano, who were responsible for constructing the Plaza Ochavada. The top of the tower has geometric zigzag designs in green and white tiles and has a Mudejar style. The vault of the church is semicircular in shape. On the ceiling are designs of stars with eight points. The main altarpiece was made of wood during the 18th century, and has two levels and three divisions. The first level has statues of San Francisco de Paula and San Antonio on the sides. In the middle is the image of St. Michael conquering the devil. On the upper level there is a large crucifix of Christ. The church has the famous image of the Virgen del Fuelle, which has the Virgin holding the Christ Child in her arms, done in wood. This is a work of the Renaissance from the 16th century and comes from Flanders, donated to the church in 1736.

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