Casalarreina


Monastery of Nuestra Señora de La Piedad


Contact details

Plaza de Santo Domingo, 5
26214  Casalarreina, La Rioja  (La Rioja)
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Location

Rioja, La

Description

This monastery-convent of Dominican nuns is a splendid Gothic-Renaissance building. The decorative sculptures on the façade of the church are one of the most representative elements.

The church is Gothic-Renaissance, while the early Renaissance style dominates. The church has a single nave with side chapels and a trefoil-shaped sanctuary with ribbed vaults, one of the main works by the architect Juan de Rasines. The Classicist Baroque main altarpiece (1629) is by Juan de Garay. The main doorway is protected by a portico or atrium with three semi-circular arches that end in a dome on pendentives. The design is a façade-altarpiece, in the Plateresque style, by Felipe de Bigarny, and has many elaborate reliefs. The two-storey cloister is attached to the church - the ground floor has Gothic pointed arches and the upper one is an open gallery resting on smooth shafts.  

  • Construction: Monastery
  • Artistic period: Renaissance

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Jul 01 to Sep 30
  • From Monday to Sunday From 11:00 to 13:30
  • 17:00 18:00
  • 19:00 19:30
  • From Oct 01 to Jun 30
  • From Monday to Sunday From 11:00 to 13:30
  • 16:00 17:00
  • 17:30

Prices

  • General: €3

Map



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