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Contact details

Plaza de San Juan de Dios s/n
06800  Mérida, Badajoz  (Extremadura)
http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/hospitalsanjuandedios
Tel.:+34 924383000

Location

Autonomous region:
Extremadura

Province/Island:
Badajoz

Badajoz

Description

The hospital of the poor.

It is a very interesting building as its church has an octagonal plan with large vaulted niches which can be used as altars.

This old hospital is today the site of the regional parliament. It preserves the church with an octagonal plan covered by a dome. The main front has a semicircular archway, as well adjoining pillasters and plaster and brick mouldings. The cloister has a square plan with a double series of arches. Home of the Extremadura Assembly.

Construction:
Church

Artistic period:
Baroque

Historic period:
18th century

Setting:
Plaza de España, town hall, monastery of the Freilas.

Practical information

Schedule

Visits by prior appointment. Phone +34 924383000


Prices

Admission free

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